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  • #118716
    Daave63
    Daave63
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    I know that mobility scooters are very helpful for the needy to get around, but are they actually allowed to travel on the road?

    My latest encounter with one [well two actually] was the other after noon, when as I entered the Greyhound pub roundabout, two of them came straight out of Cefn Road towards Dean Road and not really giving two hoots [no pun intended] and to make it worse both scooter riders had a child on their knee!

    Surely they should ride on the pavement and use the correct crossing points and shouldn’t be two-up?
    Could you clarify the legal position please Joan?

    :)

    #118717

    zinger
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    #118718

    john
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    AVOW is the operator of the Shopmobility service ion Wrexham and we fully agree that the behaviour of scooter users he has indicated is totally unacceptable end endangers other road users, the driver and the children and unfortunately give a bad image for mobility scooter users.

    All of the AVOW scooters operate around the town centre and are available for only £2.50 for a day- all users are given the appropriate training in advance. The service operates from Wrexham Bus Station and is convenient for anyone visiting the town to shop, social or business use.

    The service is available to anyone who has mobility issues over the age of 18. We also have some ladies who are pregnant using the service temporarily if they have bad swollen legs. You could also come and try a scooter before buying one.

    Contact Steph or Kath at Shopmobility shopmobility@avow.org or pop along 9.30am – 4.30pm Mon – Fri and 9.30 – 12.30 Saturday

    #118720

    Andy
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    Daave, you really need to learn how to share the road with other road users.

    If driving makes you this angry then perhaps you should not be driving and use your Bus Pass!

    #118736
    Sheefag
    Sheefag
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    …… and you should steer clear of roundabouts.

    #118739
    Daave63
    Daave63
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    Well Mr Andy bloody-pandy-dandy-shandy-brandy & coke,
    I will have you know that I have been driving around that roundabout for over 50 years, I’m a little dizzy and feel I’m just going around in circles!
    And another thing, I would use my bus pass if the council hadn’t stopped all the buses running ;)
    And as for getting angry, how dare you!! IT MAKES ME MAD FOR YOU TO SUGGEST IT!!!
    And another thing, I saw an old bloke going fishing the other day, he crossed the road in front of a van who beeped his horn at him! The old bloke then thrashed the bonnet of the van with the nearest thing to hand, do know what it was – ROD RAGE!! Te-he!

    #120511
    Daave63
    Daave63
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    Well I didn’t think this two up on a mobility scooter could be topped, but well done WXM folk, you’ve gone that extra mile once again! A woman on an electric wheelchair going underneath Crispen Lane Railway bridge – and with no lights – what a dope!!

    #123395
    Daave63
    Daave63
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    Well I didn’t think this two up on a mobility scooter could be topped, but well done WXM folk, you’ve gone that extra mile once again! A woman on an electric wheelchair going underneath Crispen Lane Railway bridge – and with no lights – what a dope!!

    OMG! I think I bumped [nearly literally] into the mysterious Dark Dope again the other night. As I traveled past Ysgol Plas Cock school, the Dark Dope suddenly appeared in front of my car, crossing the road – not straight across mind, oh-no diagonally – in the pitch black the stealth like Dark Dope crossed, dressed all in black, no lights and oblivious to genuine road users – ironically she had a scruffy looking high vis-vest stuck on the back of her scooter – put it on you dope! She turned into Colliery Road, so if anyone knows her, have a word please!

    #123772

    Drive99
    Participant

    I’ve encountered the said lady quite a few times in the past and was told when she’s heading away from town she’s usually, ever so slightly, pissed as a plank cos she’s been in Top Weatherspoons all day/night drinking!
    How she’s still alive is a miracle.

    #123780
    Sheefag
    Sheefag
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    two up on a mobility scooter

    Some of us would pay good money to see that.

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