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Lime and LAPD Partner for ‘First Ride’ Safety Academy
By Sentinel News Service
Published July 18, 2019

Continuing its commitment to safety, today Lime, partnering with the LAPD, kicked off its inaugural LA “First Ride Academy.”  First time Lime riders joined Lime representatives to learn how to safely operate and ride scooters. The event is the start of First Ride Academies that will be held over the next several weeks. These training courses will improve familiarity with scooters so riders know the basics of safe scooter riding and responsible parking.

Lime is partnered with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Wilshire Division to host the inaugural event at Wilshire’s Bike with a Cop Sunday Funday at Melrose Trading Post (Fairfax High School).

“LAPD is focused on educating the public about how to safely operate and park scooters in our City and the various rules and regulations that are in place to keep riders, drivers and pedestrians all safe,” said LAPD Sergeant A.J. Kirby.  “We have seen Lime’s commitment to safe riding and parking and we are pleased to have Lime partner in our efforts and to join us today for our Bike with a Cop event.”

Lime has continually demonstrated its commitment to being the industry leader in safety. Lime has put safety first and has invested significant resources in safety education, initiatives and events. Among them are:

  • Before anyone rides a scooter, they will be required to watch a safety animation in the Lime app that explains permitted parking spaces, proper etiquette (i.e. no riding on the sidewalk) and other safety tips.
  • Over the next several weeks, Lime will host First Ride Academies throughout LA to improve riders’ familiarity with scooters so they travel safely.
  • Lime will distribute free helmets. To date, Lime has committed to distributing 250,000 free helmets to riders.
  • Lime will have dedicated customer support, trust, education and safety teams available to riders at all times.
  • Lime’s local operations staff will also constantly patrol high-ridership areas to verify scooters are parked properly and to fix problems quickly.

“Since day one, Lime has been committed to safety,” said Karla Owunwanne with Lime Community Relations, “Today, as we stand here partnering with LAPD, we are proud to continue to lead on both safety and education.”

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