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Review on banning high powered mobility scooters due to ‘house bound’ risk

Residents in sheltered accommodation in Scunthorpe who faced losing their mobility scooters if they travelled at a speed of eight miles per hour have been given a reprieve after claiming they they would be left house-bound. Ongo Homes wanted to ban class three mobility scooters being kept on the premises at Lincoln Court in the [...]

Do mobility scooters prevent healthier and longer lives?

Modern conveniences such as online shopping and mobility scooters can ease the physical strain on those who are getting on in years. And you can hardly blame pensioners for wanting to take things easy in their retirement after a lifetime of work. But is a lack of exercise actually causing problems for older people, and [...]

Picnic-er OAP refuses to move 8mph scooter off 60mph road

Defiant OAP Robert Cockburn happily trundles along a 60mph road on his 8mph mobility scooter, leaving a trail of irate motorists in his wake. The pensioner revealed drivers shout abuse at him because he holds them up by making daily low-speed trips to the beach for a picnic. But Robert, 70, insists he has as [...]

Mobility scooters linked to numerous Cumbrian crashes, collisions and crime

Mobility scooters have been involved in hundreds of cases dealt with by the Cumbrian constabulary, including crashes, highways disturbances and thefts. Information covering the last five years, uncovered by CN Group using Freedom of Information laws, shows there have been a total of 54 separate ‘highways disruptions’ involving mobility scooters over the period – while [...]

Tacky sabotage of mobility scooters in Clacton on Sea

Mobility scooter owners claim a saboteur is causing punctures by dropping roof tacks all around the seaside resort of Clacton on Sea. OAPs and others using mobility scooters have been left dodging the half-inch metal spikes on pavements in Clacton. Penny Bunby suffered three tyre punctures in a week and said at least six other [...]

Man on mobility scooter filmed with torch strapped to head

Almost unbelievably like a stunt straight out of “Last Of The Summer Wine”, a mobility scooter driver with a torch strapped to his head has been caught on camera driving round a roundabout, in the dark, while chatting away on his mobile phone. The man is filmed changing lanes on his mobility scooter on the [...]

Mobility scooter causes al fresco haircut

A customer service orientated barber gave customer a trim outside his shop, because his client’s mobility scooter wouldn’t fit inside the shop. Kieran Worthington, 28, moved his clippers and scissors outside to give Billy, whose in his 70s, a short back and sides in the reflection of the shop window. The barber realised that poor [...]

Mobility scooter company warns customers about con men

A mobility scooter company is warning customers to be on their guard following a spate of cold calls from bogus sellers. Llandudno and Rhyl-based Ableworld said they have received reports of a number of incidents in both areas. One elderly lady has been scammed by someone pretending to be from the firm that supplies mobility [...]

Mobility scooter drivers could soon be in the pink on Oxford’s streets

Pink lamp posts which also act as charging points could soon start appearing across Oxford thanks to an innovative city councillor. The pink lamp posts would act as mobility scooter and solar powered electric bike charging stations and have been innovated by Oxford city councillor for Cowley, David Henwood, who created the prototype for his [...]

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