Posted 12th April 2010
The Department for Transport is considering plans for mobility scooter owners to prove they are fit to drive. Reported are an increasing number of incidents and near-misses because they are scooting too fast and not in control of their mobility scooters.
Over 30,000 people are thought to use mobility scooters, and at present there is no test, and owners do not need third party insurance, and some larger scooters are classified as road vehicles.
According to some reports 8 fatalities and thousands of injuries caused by mobility scooters were reported last year.
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