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New York City Council Considering Bill Requiring Shared Moped Companies To Implement More Safety Precautions

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- More regulations could be coming to scooter-share rentals in New York City.

A City Council oversight hearing Tuesday announced new safety data for the mopeds and e-scooters.

"According to a 2019 NAFTA study, shared e-scooter systems have a fatality rate five times higher than that of bike share systems," New York City DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said. "The Revel crash rate in September was 50% lower than in June, when the rate peaked at about three crashes per 10,000 trips."

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City Council is considering a bill that would require shared moped companies to implement more safety precautions, including a way to make sure riders are wearing helmets.

This summer, the ride-share company Revel shut down service for two weeks following the deaths of three riders, including CBS2 reporter Nina Kapur.


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