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Richmond RCMP invites community to free e-scooter skills challenge

Test you e-scooter skills and win prizes next month.
E-scooter challenge at Lansdowne Centre in Richmond on June 1.

Richmond RCMP is hosting a free e-scooter skills challenge next month.

A skills course and safety challenges are being set-up for e-scooter riders to test their riding skills and safety knowledge on June 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lansdowne Centre northwest parking lot.

The challenges will test the rider's abilities in balancing, stopping, controlling speed and more for anyone older than 16 years old.

In light of the city's decision to take part in the provincial scooter pilot project, the Richmond RCMP has been highlighting the importance of public safety and the lawful use of e-scooters in Richmond.

The e-scooter challenge is one of many public awareness campaigns to make sure everyone are following B.C.'s Motor Vehicle Act and local bylaws.

Community members can bring in their e-scooters for a free check-up, enter for a chance to win prizes and giveaways.

For beginners interested in learning more about e-scooters there will also be free trials.

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