Re: Thank God We are Out of the EU ...
Originally Posted by Percy Vere
Some of the mobility scooter users in this town are lethal, Zaphod. They creep up on you and then beep their horns giving you an instant heart attack
I quite agree and I live in an area with an extremely high number of the things.
People like to retire to the seaside.
What matters though as far as legislation is concerned is that accidents would appear to be few and far between, so that it would seem that there's no real need - until something happens and public awareness forces action, if that ever arises.
Currently if you suffer an injury as the result of an incident with a mobility scooter then legal recourse is the route to take, with a number of specialist firms and no-win-no-fee companies to choose from as well as the usual.
This past year is for obvious reasons a bit of an anomoly so taking the previous year as a better example, just under 250 incidents were recorded across the whole of Great Britain in 2018 and of those 180 accidents occurred on roads.
Even if there are as has been suggested more incidents that are not reported, IMHO legislation would be like using a sledgehammer to crack a walnut.
Many of the problems caused by these would probably be alleviated if we had enough police and if these were then more-inclined to check that the drivers of these scooters were fit to drive them.
From what I see, many are not.
IMHO again of course.