Tuesday 6 December 2016

Safety tips for mobility scooters

Published 05/01/2010 | 08:53

Mobility scooter drivers are being offered road safety training following a spate of accidents.
Mobility scooter drivers are being offered road safety training following a spate of accidents.
Mobility scooter drivers are being offered road safety training following a spate of accidents.
Mobility scooter drivers are being offered road safety training following a spate of accidents.

Mobility scooter drivers are being offered road safety training following a spate of accidents.

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Drivers of the low-speed electric scooters are being taught how to negotiate a slalom of cones and other hazards, reversing skills and other road safety tips, a Norfolk Police spokesman said.

The scheme was launched by officers in Great Yarmouth after members of the public raised concerns about accidents caused by the vehicles.

"We have listened to the issues and concerns of the public and, with the help of our partners, have developed a mobility scooter awareness course that enhances the users' ability to use their scooter in a safe and appropriate manner," said a Norfolk Constabulary spokesman.

At present, riders do not need to sit a test to use mobility scooters and unlike other vehicles, insurance is not required by law.

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