Lessons for mobility scooter riders

Road safety training is being offered to drivers of mobility scooters in Norfolk as part of a police response to a spate of accidents.

Norfolk Police confirmed that drivers of the low-speed electric scooters are being taught reversing skills, how to negotiate a slalom of cones and other hazards along with other road safety tips.

Officers in Great Yarmouth launched the scheme after members of the public voiced concerns about accidents caused by the scooters.

A Norfolk Constabulary spokesman said: "We have listened to the issues and concerns of the public and, with the help of our partners, have developed a mobility scooter awareness course that enhances the users' ability to use their scooter in a safe and appropriate manner.

Riders are not required to pass a test to use a mobility scooter, nor do they require insurance by law, unlike other vehicles.

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