Members of the public, business owners and representatives from community groups are invited to learn more about mobility scooter safety at an event in Lowestoft.
Organised by Waveney District Council’s Active Communities team in partnership with Lowestoft Shopmobility, the Waveney Disability Forum and Suffolk Police, the ‘Scoot Safe’ event takes place on Friday 16 September and aims to address key safety issues for mobility scooter users.
Attendees will be able to ‘test drive’ a mobility scooter around a driving course, enabling those considering using a scooter to learn how they operate. This will also give local business owners an insight into some of the challenges faced by scooter users as they navigate through shops and streets.
Cllr Frank Mortimer, Waveney’s Cabinet Member for Customers and Communities said:
“I would encourage the town’s shop managers and business owners to come along and learn about how shop displays and layouts can be designed to improve access for those using mobility scooters. It is also a chance for local residents to receive expert advice on safe scooter use and to discuss any safety issues they may have.”
Taking place every two years, this is the third ‘Scoot Safe’ event for Lowestoft and runs from 10am-2pm on 16 September. Anyone wishing to take part can find the ‘Scoot Safe’ team in the main town centre between Sports Direct and Starbucks.
For more details, please contact the Active Communities Team on 01502 523354 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.