19 Jan 2019

Scooter company offers lessons after high accident rate

11:12 am on 19 January 2019

The Lime Scooter company is running safety sessions today in the Hutt Valley.

Rack 'em up: Lime scooters for hire outside the TraffiNZ conference on Wellington's waterfront this week - as part of a charm offensive in the capital.

More than 300 Accident Compensation Corporation claims have been made in relation to Lime Scooters over the past four months. Photo: PHOTO / RNZ Colin Peacock

Since Lime Scooters launched in New Zealand last October, there have been 300 Accident Compensation Corporation claims for injuries.

A 26-year-old woman riding one of the electric scooter was seriously injured yesterday in Dunedin, when she collided with a truck.

The company is running training sessions on local road rules and rider responsibility, as part of an international multi-million dollar safety campaign.

Lime's Wellington operations manager, Sam Seiniger, said the uptake of Lime scooters had been astounding and safety remained the company's number one priority.

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