I am employed as a driver in Vernon and wish to address the use of helmets on the e-scooter and e-bike fleets deployed here and in Kelowna.
In my observation, at least 90% of the users of these vehicles do not wear the helmet provided, and make risky decisions on how to ride them. I have a bike, I ride motorcycle, cars, SUV’s, as well as drive for a living. It is just a matter of time before someone dies or is seriously, permanently injured due to this behaviour.
I commend the thought process behind the initiative to provide these vehicles but a rethink needs to happen to avoid, or seriously limit, the dangers.
Is there no way to link the helmet to the vehicles electronics, only allowing the use if the helmet is secured and at a reasonable distance from the controller?