The largest retailer in the market, Ableworld, has responded to recent concerns over mobility scooter safety with a new scooter proficiency course.
It is set to launch sessions to assist people who are thinking about buying a scooter or who may need help gaining confidence on their scooters.
The course offers scooter users the chance to brush up on their driving skills by practicing on an indoor test track as well as being able to get advice on keeping themselves and their scooters safer.
The course is available for those with or without a scooter. Ableworld says it will take along various styles of scooters for people to try out on the day.
A fully trained and qualified Ableworld engineer will carry out free safety checks on customers’ scooters.
Ableworld will also invite the local police to attend to offer free scooter ID marking, which is designed to deter thieves and aids police in recovering stolen scooters. They will also be on hand to discuss any crime concerns that people may have.
The session is free and offers people a chance to ask questions about mobility scooters and other products without any obligation to purchase anything.
Ableworld will also provide a goody bag to take away including handbag alarms, purse bells and other information that people may find useful.
Recently there has been a growing trend of retailers and organisations offering people with scooter training. This comes as the number of serious injuries and deaths involving mobility scooters rises in correlation with the number of models on the streets and roads.