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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 [...]

Llanelli pensioner says mobility scooter users need more support

Mobility scooter user Pat Winchester feels she is viewed by pedestrians and drivers in Llanelli as a “nuisance and a pest” The Tir Einon pensioner is hitting out after former Scarlets player Neville Holmes criticised the lack of dropped pavements in the town. Mr Holmes had compiled a list of pavements in the town which it [...]

Police search for gang who fled crime on a get away mobility scooter

In the era of TV series “The Sweeney” in the 1970s, bank robbers escaped in Jaguar Mark II get away cars but in 2016 police are searching for a gang who used a mobility scooter as a getaway vehicle. The Metropolitan police have released CCTV footage of a bald man driving away on a  mobility scooter [...]

McDonalds refuse to serve man on mobility scooter

A disabled man from Colwyn Bay was refused service at a McDonald’s drive-through despite being on a mobility scooter, which is recognised as a road legal vehicle. Nino Algieri said he was ‘disappointed’ that McDonald’s in Llandudno would not serve him, despite his mobility scooter being a vehicle which is legalised for use on roads [...]

Mobility scooter morphs into a Vespa scooter

More than 200 classic scooter enthusiasts joined a huge gathering in a Lincolnshire market town. The rally organised by the Sleaford All-Knighters Scooter Club saw hundreds of scooter enthusiasts congregate outside the Jolly Scotchman pub in Holdingham to view the classic scooters up close and personal. There was also a procession through Sleaford town centre and a ride out [...]

Elderly Chinese are now using dangerous 60mph ‘mobility scooters’

The Chinese are circumnavigating traffic laws in modified mobility scooters which are based on the designs of BMWs and Jaguars and can reach speeds of up to 60mph. Demand for mobility vehicles has been growing with China’s elderly seeking more independence as many of China’s younger generation are failing to adopt the traditional role as [...]