Inaugural Beam Safety Academy In Malaysia Trains Users In E-Scooter Safety

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A fleet of all-new beams with additional convenience and safety features: dual brakes, phone holder, and suspension for a smoother and safer ride
Beam trainers navigating participants through the proper usage of the beam
Beam trainers navigating participants through the proper usage of the beam

Malaysia’s premier e-scooter operator Beam held its first ever Beam Safety Academy in Malaysia last Sunday, 15th May 2022, at 1 Utama Shopping Centre. The event, which has taken place in several large cities throughout the globe, is Beam’s flagship training programme which trains attendees in beginner and advanced e-scooter riding and safety skills.

With the use of micro mobility vehicles rising sharply in recent years, the first Beam Safety Academy in Malaysia indicated a positive reception from the public. Close to 50 people attended the free course, keen to learn more about safe micro mobility use in Malaysia as well as the innovative features of Beam e-scooters that make it safe, convenient, and fun.

The Beam Safety Academy provided step-by-step lessons on proper e-scooter usage, parking methods, safety rules, and the importance of adhering to local micro mobility laws. Apart from that, Beam also gave out free Beam credits to all attendees for their participation in the course – symbolic of a graduation present.

Beam instructor explaining the usage of the dual brakes and the requirement to slow down when approaching pedestrians
Beam instructor explaining the usage of the dual brakes and the requirement to slow down when approaching pedestrians
A beam trainer introducing the functions and basics of manoeuvring around the Beam app
A beam trainer introducing the functions and basics of manoeuvring around the Beam app

Many attendees of the inaugural Beam Safety Academy in Malaysia were first-time users from various age groups, many of whom acknowledged the benefits of e-scooters in making travels simpler.

“For sure, I would be more inclined to use Beam’s e-scooters a little bit more after this event, but I will need some more practice first. But that’s why an event like this Safety Academy is important,” said Adrian, a 42-year-old IT Contractor, who added that e-scooters will also help to solve his first and last mile commute to work in KL City.

Phillip, a 29-year-old working in Funds Accounting, added that he uses Beam e-scooters regularly in the city centre to get from his workplace to his tutoring sessions and for leisure. “Beam’s e-scooters are fun to ride as it doesn’t require much effort. Using Beam e-scooters also saves me money on parking fees and helps me avoid traffic jams, especially when I only need to get to a nearby place in the middle of the city,” he said.

Philip is a frequent beam user mainly for last mile commute to and from his workplace
Philip is a frequent beam user mainly for last mile commute to and from his workplace
Participants of the Beam Safety Academy posing for a picture while on their beams
Participants of the Beam Safety Academy posing for a picture while on their beams

Wong, a 50-year-old Senior Consultant, who had his first ever e-scooter experience at the Beam Safety Academy, said that there definitely is potential for this product in Malaysia, provided the right infrastructure and consumer mindset is there. “I think Beam’s e-scooters are very useful. I’ve seen many of these used regularly in big cities like London where people use e-scooters to continue their commute after getting off a public transportation like the tube. If we can create a safe and suitable environment for e-scooter use in Malaysia, I would definitely consider using this as my method of transport to work,” he said.

A fleet of all-new beams with additional convenience and safety features: dual brakes, phone holder, and suspension for a smoother and safer ride
A fleet of all-new beams with additional convenience and safety features: dual brakes, phone holder, and suspension for a smoother and safer ride

Beam e-scooters are now available for Malaysians above 18 years old to use, with a battery that can take riders as far as 60km. With safety as a priority, all Beam’s e-scooters have a 25km/h speed limit, even when going downhill. Moreover, the scooters have in-built GPS trackers which will cause the e-scooters to slow down and sound a loud alert should a user take it outside its riding jurisdiction.

 

 

 

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