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Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Pensioner transports carpet on mobility scooter

Earlier this year in March and April I wrote about problems with the miss use of Electric Mobility Scooters by the ownners on public pavements and highways.

Today the Daily Telegraph published an article about an elderly owner of a mobility scooter who stupidly chose to use his scooter to transport a wide roll of carpet whilst driving along the public highway.

In a 39-second clip recorded by an incredulous road user, the man can be seen wobbling along a road in Wincanton, Somerset, at speeds of up to 8mph.

The degree of this mans stupidity is unbelievable. This clearly shows the need for compulsary training on the use of these mobility scooters, and no one should be allowed to use one in public areas without a certificate of competence being obtained. Public liability insurance must be a requirement for use in public areas, with a certificate being necessary to obtain insurance.

Had this been a motor-cyclist or car owner performing such a stunt this would have been an illegal motoring act.

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