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Nottingham researchers use mobility scooter cameras to reduce accidents

A team of researchers from Nottingham is attaching high definition cameras to mobility scooters in a bid to prevent more people being injured in collisions. The project, being led by psychologists at Nottingham Trent University, will provide mobility scooter users with guidance on the type of dangers they may encounter and how to identify them. [...]

Cruel thieves steal & torch Bristol pensioner’s mobility scooter

A pensioner from Withywood in Bristol who was left stranded at home after callous thieves stole and burnt his mobility scooter has had some good news. Arthur Panes, 88, was devastated when criminals stole his £2,000 scooter from outside his sheltered accommodation in Bearbridge Road. Mr Panes was forced to store the mobility scooter outside [...]

Level crossing management ‘did not take full account of use by mobility scooters’

Network Rail’s level crossing management process did not take full account of use by mobility scooters at Bentley, a report into a fatal accident at the station has said. A Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) report into the death of an 83-year-old man, which happened at the level crossing near Farnham in October 2016, concluded [...]

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