Scooter drivers are in most DANGER!
when crossing, or driving along, roads

July 2019 Plymouth
Olive Harris, 87, suffered ‘life changing’ injuries after being knocked down by a mobility scooter when the driver ‘was not paying attention’. She was expected to be in hospital for more than a month.

July 2018 Crawley
An 80-year old scooter driver suffered severe injuries when in collision with a car in Southgate Avenue near the junction with Hawth Avenue, Crawley and was taken to hospital

When crossing the road, you should:-

  • Plan your journey so that, if you can, you use Zebra crossings or, better, Pelican (lights controlled) crossings.

  • Take special care and if possible, cross at the same time as pedestrians - but don't be first onto the road.

  • Always use dropped kerbs when moving off the pavement when there is no marked crossing.

  • Always approach kerbs at right angles to climb or descend.

  • Not try to negotiate a kerb higher than your scooter manufacturer’s recommendations.

  • Not drive onto the road from between or behind parked vehicles.

October 2018 Horsham
A lady, walking along the pavement, was struck from behind by a scooter. She suffered injuries which had to be treated at hospital. The male scooter driver argued that he was not at fault.

August 2019 Feltham
A lady was seriously hurt after being mowed down by a man on a mobility scooter. CCTV footage shows the scooter being driven into her back, leaving her face-down in the middle of the road.

News of some of our Safety Sessions held in Horsham District

Pamela was one of the first to successfully complete the Scooter Safety Session
John
This lady had never driven a scooter before but after a short time, was enjoying showing well she could steer

Comments from people who have attended a Safety Session:

"very comprehensive and worthwhile"

"This should be obligatory and come as part of the package with the sale of new scooters"

"I like what you are doing ... for those who are disabled"

"increased my confidence and really enjoyable"

"Good team, all working together"

"excellent all round"

Gary, with Tony, takes a trip around the Park
Marianne
Pearl
Pam
Sean

Phone now to register your interest: 01403 269 384

(if we can't answer, please leave your number on the answering machine)

or email: horshamscootersafety@gmail.com

Stay Safe on your Mobility Scooter is a concept of
Horsham District Older Peoples Forum and
Horsham Town Community Partnership
in association with
Age UK Horsham District, Horsham District Council and Clearwell Mobility