Plymouth man wants mobility scooter regulations reviewed

    A CCTV image of the incident in Plymouth city centre

    Tom Roden's gran was knocked over by one last month

    Tom Roden is calling on the Government to review the regulations around mobility scooters.

    His grandmother, was knocked over by a man riding a mobility scooter in Plymouth city centre in July, leaving her in hospital for a month.

    Tom has now set up a petition calling on the Government to act, in the hope of preventing future accidents. 

    Currently there is no legal requirement to have insurance or training to operate a mobility scooter and there is no identification needed of a mobility scooter driver if an accident is caused. Tom wants this to change; he told us about the incident involving his grandmother and what he hopes to achieve:

    You can view the petition here: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/267694

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