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Drunk pensioner causes mayhem on his mobility scooter

A pensioner ‘stinking of booze’ driving a mobility scooter when he drove down the middle of the road and unleashed a tirade of abuse at a driver who tried to pass him. The exasperated motorist says he encountered the elderly man trundling down a road in Southport, and claims he smelt ‘like he had been […]

Derbyshire police give advice to dual carriageway mobility scooter rider

As a result of intelligence from the community, Derbyshire PC Mark Atterbury from the Chaddesden Safer Neighbourhood Team has been to visit the 83 year-old local man seen riding his mobility scooter on a dual carriageway in Derby city centre ( reported in n earlier blog article ). PC Atterbury explained: “The man had a […]

Parking pandemonium caused by a mobility scooter

Neighbours are up in arms about a rogue vehicle taking up valuable parking space outside their homes…a four-wheeled mobility scooter!! The mobility vehicle has been parked on the road outside homes on Osborne Road, close to Blackpool’s South Shore. Infuriated neighbours have called in Blackpool council to force the owner to move his mobility scooter off the […]

Cruel benefit assessments take away mobility scooters from disabled

Thousands of disabled people have had their adapted cars and mobility scooters taken away from them after being put through cruel benefit assessments, charity Motability has recently revealed. MPs and campaigners are demanding action after 51,000 people had their Motability vehicles withdrawn following a personal independence payment (PIP) assessment. This figure represents almost half of all […]

Not so “nice to be by the seaside” for mobility scooter users

A pensioner had to be rescued by a group of burly blokes after her mobility scooter got stuck on a zigzagged ramp by the beach. Mary Maudlin, 74, had driven down Sea Thistle Way, in Jaywick, before reaching the access ramp to get to the beach. As she drove on to the winding path, her […]

Blackburn bus station mobility scooter row kicks off

A row has broken out between a council and an over-50s group over the lack of allocated spaces for large mobility scooters at a new bus station. Brian Todd, chairman of Blackburn with Darwen Older Person’s Forum, has accused borough management of being ‘offensive’ over their refusal to make official provision for parking the larger version […]

Japanese railways to overturn rule preventing foreign travellers from taking mobility scooters on trains

If you are a mobility scooter user and you have been a tourist or traveller in Japan in the past or are planning to visit the country, this will be of interest to you. The Japanese transport ministry has urged railways to abolish an industry rule that virtually bans foreign travellers with disabilities from using mobility scooters on […]

Mobility scooter driver causes mayhem in Derby city centre

A mobility scooter rider has been filmed on Derby’s inner road holding up traffic and narrowly avoiding an accident with a bus. The video shows the scooter rider holding up traffic including a lorry which comes up behind the queue and is forced to come to a crawl. Neil Wheatley filmed from the passenger seat of a car […]

No drive thru or drive out for mobility scooter user at McDonalds in Croydon

A 50-year-old disabled woman had to be pushed up a road in Croydon by passers-by when the power for her mobility scooter ran out, not long after she was refused permission to charge it in a McDonald’s restaurant. Deborah Molloy, from New Addington, drove in to the McDonald’s on Church Street in Croydon town centre […]

Mobility scooters banned from neighbourhood centre for health and safety reasons

High-powered mobility scooters have been banned from a neighbourhood centre in a health and safety crackdown. Action was taken after a number of incidents involving staff and visitors leading to Class 3 mobility scooters ( which can be driven on roads and reach speeds of up to 8mph ) are no longer allowed inside Bentilee Neighbourhood Centre […]