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Praise for coach driver & passerby’s who stopped to help lady after she fell from her mobility scooter.

The friend of a woman who fell from her mobility scooter on a dark evening on Saturday November 3rd and had an epileptic fit has praised everyone who hurried to her aid. Amy King, 41, stated that the bus driver pulled over in South Road, Chapel St Leonards to help he friend after he spotted […]

New mobility scooter venture makes Lake District accessible to all

The charity Lake District Mobility has recently launched its first all-terrain mobility scooter, known as a Tramper, at Whinlatter Forest. The mobility scooters are available for hire for people with limited mobility to participate in the same outdoor activities as their family, friends and the wider community. Julia Walker, founder of the charity, said: “I’m […]

Mobility scooter given police escort off a busy dual carriageway

Two people riding a mobility scooter were escorted off a busy dual carriageway by Gloucestershire Constabulary. Dashcam footage from the police officers’ car showed the mobility scooter crawling along the A40 at 8mph. Officers in an unmarked car guided the mobility scooter driver and his passenger towards the Shell petrol station at Longford, Gloucestershire. Gloucestershire […]

Half of employees believe using a mobility scooter would undermine their credibility

Since the 2010 Equality Act, workplaces across the UK are obliged to provide disability access. Yet despite driving up the use of mobility aid tools and facilities such as mobility ramps, new research reveals many workers believe using mobility aids, including a mobility scooter, in the workplace would undermine their professional image and credibility. From […]

Mobility scooter safety sessions introduced in Horsham

Each year, the number of accidents nationwide, involving mobility scooters, continues to rise. Several have been severe and resulted in deaths. A Stay Safe skills and safety session is now being offered to mobility scooter drivers in Horsham, Surrey with the aim of increasing safety awareness and skills to reduce the risk of accidents and […]

Disabled woman not permitted on train with mobility scooter

Mobility scooter user Isla Reid, 25, from Southport, who is also pregnant, said she felt discriminated against after she was unable to access a train from Lime Street Station in Liverpool to a hospital appointment. Northern Trains’ policy did not permit mobility scooters unless folded up. She said she struggled to walk more than a […]

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 […]

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 […]