REVEL WITHDRAWS ITS RENTAL MOPED SERVICE IN NEW YORK AFTER YEARS OF ACCIDENTS
Revel is ceasing its moped rentals in New York City on November 18, 2023, in response to many accidents and deaths.
These rental vehicles have been involved in many accidents and deaths since the service was introduced. In 2020 Revel voluntarily withdrew from the market for a safety review after several reported injuries and two deaths in a month’s time including a 26-year-old CBS television news reporter. After one month Revel returned with a “new and strict safety protocol” although such is questionable in view of Revel’s withdrawal.
Revel renters have illegally operated the mopeds on sidewalks, park, and the streets. For example, many renters have gone the wrong way on the streets including dedicated bicycle lanes. These mopeds have become a hazard.
One user, Ben Collins, a reporter for NBC news commented:
They’re killing Revel, the New York moped ridesharing service, before it has a chance to kill me. Almost died several times. The thrill of my life. RIP, you should never have been legal.
If you have been injured in a moped accident, whether it be Revel or privately owned, call New York personal injury attorneys experienced in moped and motorcycle and bicycle accidents.