Scooters and Wheelchairs

A motorised scooter or wheelchair provides independence to people who cannot walk or have difficulty in walking any distance.

These basic tips will prepare you for a safer journey:

  • Be sure to have battery fully charged before commencing any journey.
  • Attach a fluorescent orange visibility flag to your scooter.
  • Wear bright coloured clothing.
  • Adhere to the same road rules as pedestrians as is required by the law.
  • Remember a footpath if available is much safer than a road.
  • Keep to the left when possible and slow down when passing other scooter users and pedestrians.
  • Be aware of pedestrians exiting shops.
  • Be aware of cars reversing out of driveways.
  • cross the roads at pedestrian crossings or traffic islands.
  • Remember that other people use the footpath as well.
  • If crossing the road at a roundabout make sure you give way to cars just as pedestrians do.
  • Never assume that someone will move out of your way.