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New policy sees driving lessons introduced to mobility scooter owners in Aberdeen

Recently the Aberdeen City Council introduced a new policy that changes the way mobility scooters are used and stored, requiring scooter users to receive training before their first drive.

With the popularity of mobility scooters increasing, the Council have seen a rise in the number of safety concerns due to reports of damaged property from inexperienced users.

The new policy requires that “some form of training/instruction on the usage and control of the scooter, especially if the user is not used to driving.”

Along with the new training, users are now to set their mobility scooters to the lowest possible speed setting while driving indoors.

The final change the new policy brings is the storage procedure of the vehicle. A mobility scooters are not to stored in communal areas or exit points, as they could be a potential hazard during an evacuation.

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