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Children under 12 years of age should not be allowed to use shared bikes: Mobike

By Shan Xin  (People's Daily Online)    17:08, July 24, 2017

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Mobike, one of the leading shared bike service privider in China, on Monday proposed the idea of civilized parking, mentioning children that are younger than 12 years of age should not be allowed to use the service.

This comes after an 11-year-old boy who rode a shared bike was killed in an accident.

The proposal called for all bike sharing companies to act responsibility and gave advice on how to manage disorderly parking and broken bikes. Mobike suggested the companies’ team up to co-build an evaluation system.

The company discussed proper usage and parking of shared bikes, indicating that children under 12 years of age are not suitable for riding them. It also underlined the importance of obeying the traffic rules.

According to Thepaper.cn, a Shanghai-based news agency, the restriction on children is based on an 8.78-million-yuan claim against OFO. Three months ago, an 11-year-old boy in Shanghai crashed into a bus and died, and his parents sued OFO.

Mobike has applied the Internet of Things, big data, and AI in its designs, such as GPS technology to locate its bikes, as well as an AI platform that can detect illegal parking. 

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