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.
“Safety is a priority for Beam. To Beam, safety goes beyond simply ensuring that our riders have a functioning vehicle that meets basic safety requirements. We strive to make sure that every Beam user is mindful of their riding environment, is able to operate their vehicles under control at all times, and use the city’s shared spaces according to local laws.
Micro mobility vehicles have undoubtedly played a role in giving the public a reliable and convenient option for their travels. Moreover, the 12th Malaysia Plan clearly identified micro mobility as an enabler for its economy and a connector of first and last mile trips. With a significant increase in micro mobility users, this is why our Beam Safety Academy is important – to help users learn how to enjoy our vehicles safely,”
Isabelle Neo, VP of Public Affairs at Beam Mobility
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. 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.
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.