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.