Revel Returns to NYC

Following the second death of an NYC Revel rider, the moped-sharing company announced it would shut down NYC operations in late July. On Thursday, August 27, Revel returned to the city, announcing a number of new safety precautions it would be taking.

Revel Tweeted that users will “have to complete our in-app safety training, designed to sharpen your skills and your knowledge of the rules of the road. You’ll also have to take a Helmet Selfie before each ride (and one of your passenger, if you have one) and upload it in the app for us to check.”

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Revel’s website states that the company is focused on three goals: “encouraging responsible riding, contributing to safer streets, and making you feel more confident every time you get on a moped.”

The company has rolled out additional safety features including automatic alerts to “detect when a rider enters a park, travels the wrong way down a one-way street, or crosses a prohibited bridge or tunnel,” and a community reporting system (which non-Revel users can use to report reckless Revel riders).

Revel has also expanded its Violation and Suspension Policy.

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