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Is this a new Prom trend as stretch limousine is replaced by a mobility scooter?

A 13-year-old schoolboy and four of his friends from Worksop in Nottinghamshire axed the customary luxury stretch limousine transport to take them to their end of year Prom Ball, in preference for wheel barrows and mobility scooters. Patrick Gallagher, who attends Worksop College, decided to sacrifice travelling in luxury to the Prom Ball in order [...]

The Co-op launches specialised store for people with mobility difficulties

The Co-op has launched a new retail store format, which will provide products and specialist advice to help customers remain mobile and independent. The Co-operative Independent Living pilot scheme has been launched in Poynton, Cheshire. The new store offers will provide help, practical assistance and specialist products, so that they can be as active and [...]

Call for safety helmets to be worn by mobility scooter drivers

Two sons mourning the death of their father in a tragic accident, have called for safety helmets to be worn by mobility scooter drivers. John Hitchcock, a retired window cleaner, was driving home on his mobility scooter along the pavement in Portsmouth when a wheel went over the edge of the kerb and the scooter [...]

Further evidence of mobility scooter retailer malpractice and exploitation

Three directors from mobility scooter company Luggie UK Ltd have been barred from acting as company directors for a total of 26 years for sales malpractice. Following an investigation by The Insolvency Service, James Robinson, Andrew Robinson and Jacqueline Salt, have been disqualified for selling high priced mobility scooters to disabled and elderly people, without [...]

Has the time come for mobility scooters to be insured?

Under UK law, mobility scooter owners do not need insurance or a licence to use the vehicle, which is surprising considering it is legal for some types of class three mobility scooter to be used on the road and on dual carriageways. In recent years there has been a massive growth spurt in mobility scooter [...]

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