Petition To review the regulations surrounding Mobility Scooter usage and liabilty.
Currently in the UK, there is no legal requirement to have insurance or training to own/operate a mobility scooter. There is no identification of a mobility scooter/driver if an accident is caused removing all liability. The aim is to prevent future incidents involving mobility scooters occurring.
Since 2012, there have been over 200 (reported only) accidents of mobility scooters (Source: DfT STATS19), with no legal requirement to have insurance, training or for the scooter/driver to be identifiable.
As a motorised vehicle, once an accident has occurred, the incident is investigated under the Road Traffic Act 1988.
A government (Department of transport) commissioned market study (completed in 2014 - Research Institute for Consumer Affairs) so an constant increase in the number of users.
At 10,000 signatures...
At 10,000 signatures, government will respond to this petition
At 100,000 signatures...
At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament