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I've just come back from the shops and not once, but twice had a lucky escape having nearly been run down by one of these mobility scooters you see all over the place these days. These things are a becoming a real menace to pedestrians and one of these days someone is going to get hurt if they haven't been already. I'm not sure what the top speed of these things are but some of them move very quickly indeed.
he very nearly mows me down with his mobility scooter a couple of times a week...
I'm all for the old folk having their freedom to get out and about, go shopping and do the daily errands that we all take for granted. I'm sure for them the mobility scooter is a godsend but I just wish some of them would remember that they're not on a race track and it's not cool to come tearing down the pavement at breakneck speed forcing pedestrians onto the road. There's one particular old gentleman who lives near the town centre and when I go to the shops a couple of times a week our paths inevitably cross. Or should I say, he very nearly mows me down with his mobility scooter a couple of times a week.
He regularly comes flying around this blind corner and you have to move - very quickly. No attempt is made to slow down or move over and woe betide anyone who stands in his way! Has he got Deep Purple's Highway Star blasting out of his hearing aid or something?
Now don't get me wrong, I wouldn't want the old dears to drive their mobility scooters on the road, that would be plain stupid when you consider how crazy a lot of car drivers are these days. Actually, I recently saw and old woman on the road with one recently. I'm not sure about the legalities of that but I'm pretty sure she shouldn't have been doing that. All I would like is for them to take a little more care when driving their electric scooters on the pavement; show some consideration for pedestrians and take the foot off the throttle!