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EU brackets mobility scooters with golf buggies & dodgems for motor insurance purposes

Golf buggies and fairground dodgems could be added to a long list that ncludes mobility scooters that will in future require motor insurance for the first time under European law. A new EU directive may see full motor insurance become a necessity for all “vehicles”, including those only used on private land. The Department for […]

Pensioner couple ride down aisle on ‘Just Married’ mobility scooters

Georgina, 94, and her ‘toyboy’ Ray, 86, married in front of their tearful family and friends after falling in love at a care home in Surrey. With tears in her eyes, Georgina exchanged wedding vows with her terminally-ill ‘toyboy’, Ray, promising to love him ’till death us do part’. Later, the newlyweds joyfully rode down […]

Former POW escapes imprisonment at home courtesy of his mobility scooter

A former British prisoner of war, who’s name is coincidentally “Victor”, who survived the historic Dresden bomb attack has recently talked about his “priceless” new found freedom after struggling with reduced mobility in recent years. Former paratrooper and rifleman Victor Gregg , 97, from Swanmore in Hampshire, survived the horrific and controversial allied bomb attack […]

Mobility scooters users demand Truro’s historic cobbles streets are “tarmacked over”

Two disabled women have described the horror of being “shaken around like a cocktail” and the daily dangers of trying to negotiate the streets of Truro on mobility scooters. Hester Hitchen, who has been battling a long-term condition for the last decade, told Cornwall Live that she is so tired of the bumpy rides that […]

Pensioner gets speeding ticket travelling at 42mph on his mobility scooter

Police in North Wales were clearly hallucinating when they issued pensioner James Roberts with a speeding ticket for doing 42mph in a 30mph zone!! The speeding fine listed the mobility scooter’s details and registration correctly. There were, however, two major flaws: 1. That the vehicle has a top speed of just 8mph 2. The 74-year-old was at […]

Shopmobility launch funding appeal for mobility scooters in Luton

Shopmobility in Luton is appealing for donations to help support the service, following a £71,000 funding cut earlier in the year.Luton Shopmobility is participating in Localgiving’s ‘Grow Your Tenner’ campaign to raise funds to see resumption of the service on Saturdays. Jayn Harris, manager of Shopmobility, explained: “We’re looking to raise £1,000 as a result of […]

Thief on mobility scooter breaks into charity shop and steals … a mobility scooter!!

A thief rode into town in Barnsley on a mobility scooter and ramraided a mobility shop in the early hours and then rode off on one of the mobility scooters. Instead of taking a new one the thief rode off on a second hand mobility scooter. Minutes later he was captured on CCTV as he came back for his […]

Last orders for OAP mobility scooter users at Wetherspoon pub

A disabled couple are to sacrifice regular Sunday lunch at a Swansea pub after a rule change that means they can’t park their mobility scooters inside Wetherspoons. Teresa and Colin Rabey have been visiting the Potters Wheel in Kingsway in Swansea since it opened. The pensioners say they have now been informed they cannot park their mobility scooters in […]

Eight fatalities in the UK involving mobility scooters

A recent report revealed that eight people died as a result of mobility scooter crashes last year. There’s been a significant increase in the number of mobility scooter accidents that are reported to police and new data shows that there were an average of four crashes per week. Over the last five years 28 pedestrians were seriously injured as a […]

Should mobility scooter users be banned for driving over the alcohol limit, like other drivers?

A disabled pensioner has been banned from driving for year for being drunk in charge of his mobility scooter. However Joe Harvey of Balnacraig Road, Inverness will still be mobile as he does not need a licence to drive a mobility scooter as the ban does not apply to mobility scooters. Harvey who admitted driving on Telford Street,Inverness in […]

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