Highway Code will help users of mobility scooters

WHEN reading your article on the use of mobility scooters on the road, I was surprised that you asked us to vote on all scooter-users, based upon one lady driver from St Ives. I am sure that she is considerate to all other users, fully compliant with the

WHEN reading your article on the use of mobility scooters on the road, I was surprised that you asked us to vote on all scooter-users, based upon one lady driver from St Ives.

I am sure that she is considerate to all other users, fully compliant with the regulations and does not deserve to be abused in any way. However, the majority of scooter-riders that you encounter on the road and pavement are arrogant, inconsiderate to all other users and oblivious to any requirement to have their scooter on the highway.

In shops, they tear around making able-bodied people jump out the way. On the pavement, they fail to give way to pedestrians and exceed the speed limit for users on the pavement. Most scooter-riders are not aware of their inclusion in the Highway Code (available for £2).

I would not like to consign all users of scooters to the pavement, as this would be an inconvenience to pedestrians with the growing trend for anyone to buy a scooter. But I do think you could campaign for the proper education of scooter-riders and make them aware of the need to have insurance and comply with the Highway Code if they venture out on the roads.

TONY WOOD

Charles Street

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