Beam to host Beam Safe Academy ahead of launch in Lake Macquarie

Beam to host Beam Safe Academy ahead of launch in Lake Macquarie
  • Beam will host a Beam Safe Academy on Saturday 4 June to teach e-mobility safety
  • The Beam Safe Academy will incorporate a briefing guide for new riders, an interactive safety quiz, and a free real-world training course

[1 June 2022] Leading micro-mobility company Beam will host a real-world training course in Lake Macquarie on Saturday 4 June to teach the local community about e-mobility safety. 

The Beam Safe Academy incorporates a briefing guide for new riders, an interactive safety quiz and a free training course for riders to test out their riding skills in a supportive environment. 

The Beam Safe Academy program has been developed in partnership with national safety experts Ascent Training Services, and forms part of Beam’s community engagement efforts to educate riders on local riding rules and safe handling of e-mobility vehicles. 

Riders will learn safe operating and manoeuvring skills, such as how to turn, brake and signal to other riders and pedestrians. All participants also receive $5 in free ride credit.

Beam riders can also get five minutes of free ride time for completing the in-app Beam Safety Quiz, featuring education of New South Wales’ riding rules. 

The Beam Safe Academy form part of Beam’s major safety education program, as Beam works alongside the local Councils and police authorities to enforce the riding rules. 

Upon launch, Beam’s education and enforcement program will also include:

  • A digital ‘Ride Kind’ media campaign running from launch week, featuring instructions on how to park and ride safely in Lake Macquarie
  • Beam Safety Ambassadors in Lake Mac to patrol high-traffic areas daily, promoting safe riding and parking 
  • A three-strikes policy, with riders facing suspension for bad riding and parking offences. Those caught riding dangerously or breaking the law face permanent bans. 

Beam General Manager ANZ Tom Cooper said:

“We’re in the business of making the lives of Lake Mac dwellers better, not risk them. So we always have safety at the forefront, and at Beam, safety is more than ensuring a rider has a functioning vehicle that meets safety requirements.
“We work hard to ensure every Beam user is always mindful of the riding environment, operates their vehicle under control at all times, and uses a city’s shared spaces well.
“Using a combination of hardware, software, and real world education, we seek to make cities safer - and more enjoyable - for all.
“The Beam Safe Academy is Australia’s leading real-world e-mobility training program, which we run regularly in all cities we operate in. 
“We think it’s important that riders have the opportunity to learn safety tips and test their skills on the course, because even the safest vehicle requires a safer rider.”

Dantia CEO Joshua Sattler said:

“This is a fun, educational way for the community to try the e-bikes and ask questions about the use of the e-bikes and where and how they can be used.”
“We encourage everyone to come along and try the e-bikes. A lot of what happens in this trial will depend on the Lake Mac community. We will be led by their feedback.”

Beam Safe Academy event details

  • Venue: Warners Bay Foreshore (in front of shops)
  • When: Saturday 4 June, from 9am - 12pm
  • No bookings are required, walk-ups welcome!
  • Riders must be aged 16 and up to ride with Beam

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