TGA Mobility, a leading supplier of mobility scooters to UK dealers, has hosted its latest free safe driving awareness day, which saw high numbers of attendees keen to learn more about scooter safety.
The event gave mobility scooter users and prospective owners the opportunity to learn the latest tips regarding safe driving. TGA provided a comprehensive test track outside its independent living showroom which encompassed a variety of ramps, cones and obstacles to simulate challenges encountered in real-life.
This free-to-attend educational experience aimed to build greater awareness of the Highway Code whilst enhancing confidence and safety. Several charities and companies were in attendance including Parkinson’s UK, MS Society, Macmillan and Rehab United along with police officers from the local constabulary.
“It was fantastic to see so many people at our latest safe scooter driving day – many had travelled large distances to attend. ITV Anglia were able to interview many of these visitors to understand why our event was unmissable in their opinion,” commented managing director Daniel Stone.
“In addition to offering guidance around our test track we were able to provide free safety health checks on all scooters so visitors could leave reassured. We listened to feedback from lots of locals and the Police were able to explain aspects of the Highway Code relating to scooter usage. Our new dedicated second hand scooter zone was busy as was the AutoChair stand which demonstrated car boot hoists. Overall it was a great atmosphere and we were busy up until the rain appeared just before the end.”
TGA focuses on road safety throughout the year with educational content on its website and social media channels. However, its safe driving events are designed to provide a unique, hands-on experience so users can understand their own capabilities and improve their skills through expert tuition.
Some mobility retailers around the country are now also holding driving safety awareness days and courses with the aim of improving safety among scooter users. Scooter safety is a growing concern as their numbers increase and streets become more crowded.