Following a recent thread about a campaign against mobility scooter danger, lots of people on here responded with good ideas.
A voluntary scheme might be a good idea where those of us who are responsible and safe scooter riders (all of us on here I’m sure!) could have a sticker on our scooter… a sort of scooter club… & a voluntary training scheme.
Anyway I pitched the idea to ukmobilityscooter.co.uk and below is a copy of response from Tina who runs the website. She has some good ideas on training etc.
Apart from everything else she says… she’s also is trying to come up with a name for the group. Anyway read Tina’s response below and let me know what you think.
I thought of ScooterSafe but it’s a bit boring yes?
Get your thinking caps on and come up with a good catchy name!
`Hi Pat, `
I think the sticker campaign idea is
`brilliant. If enough Scooter users agree to a voluntary scheme by pledging to `
`ride responsibly, have a minimum of third party insurance, take voluntary `
`training where needed etc then the government would back this, and it would stop `
`the need for costly training, DVLA registration and other unnecessary laws to be `
`implemented. I also think we can get dealers around the country to sign up too. `
`Agreeing to offer training to all new Scooter users, and users in their area `
`that request training. I have a contact that designs stickers so will ask about `
`costs etc today. What should we call the scheme? Would you like to ask in the `
`forum for ideas? What should the pledge be? It's about time we got some positive `
`press coverage for Scooter users, instead of the constant bad news they all seem `
`I'll get started on the idea today and we'll see where we go from here.`