Ride Share Startup “Scooti” Launches In Melbourne

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MELBOURNE | Have you ever been to Vietnam and hopped on the back of a scooter to get from A to B and thought to yourself “this is fun?” – I have. Have you returned home and wondered “would that work here?” – I have.

Well unlike me, who left things at that, Brett Balsters, CEO of Scooti, decided to do something about it. Scooti is a new Melbourne-based ride-sharing service that’s aiming to shake up the city’s ride sharing scene with a fleet of scooters. In Brett’s words:

“Scooters are a quick, affordable, safe and fun way to get around town. Not only can our fleet of drivers navigate around traffic jams and pull up in tight spaces to let you off, they’re also making that inner-city commute more efficient and in turn saving time and money. Scooti is also a far more environmentally friendly way to get from A to B; not to mention they’re a lot of fun.”

All of Scooti’s drivers are specially trained, insured and certified under government legislation. They all complete comprehensive driver checks, including police and medical checks, accreditation by Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria, and hold full, unrestricted motorcycle licenses issued by an Australian state or territory.

When you ride with Scooti you’re provided with a helmet, hair net and high-vis safety vest for their trip and you can store your personal belongings in the top box. All you need to do is download the app, and request a ride by entering your pick-up location and destination.

Scooti drivers operate in and around the CBD daily, from 5:00am to 10:00pm, and aims to get people from A to B in the fastest, safest way possible.

Scooti is now live in Melbourne, with Sydney and Queensland to follow. If you’re interested in checking it out, I’ve got a special offer for you too. When you open the app, enter the code TCL 50 for 50% off all Scooti rides you take until 10 Jan 2020.

For more information about Scooti, check out Scooti’s website.

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