A man was killed in May 2019 after his electric scooter went over set of steps at night at Brisbane’s Southbank. To improve the safety of electric scooters, I propose adding Bluetooth beacons at known hazards in areas of the city where electric scooters are popular.

These Bluetooth beacons will trigger audible and visual alerts on a smart phones mounted on the e-scooter. The rider will need to download a safety app on the smart phone and attach the phone to the e-scooter. The e-scooter will only operate if the app is running.