Our Chief Executive, Edward Trewhella, today visited Sarah Newton, MP for Truro and Falmouth, to discuss issues relating to mobility scooters following the publication of the Rica report 'Mobility scooters: a market study' which was commissioned by the Department for Transport to inform future policy on issues directly relating to mobility scooters (such as the Use of Invalid Carriages on Highways Regulations 1988), as well as a wider range of transport policies and regulations that address the needs of disabled and older consumers with mobility impairments.
Findings from Rica's consultations with stakeholders and users showed that there is a lack of information and assessment for suitability of equipment and training in its safe use. As Cornwall Mobility always assesses clients before recommending a particular mobility scooter (and will also offer advice on registration requirements, insurance and after care) we will be closely following developments which arise as a result of the publication of this report. Another key recommendation of the report surrounds the provision of appropriate training and safety awareness. Cornwall Mobility does offer such training periodically, and upon request.
If you have any concerns about using your mobility scooter, please contact us for advice or information.