Mobility scooter accidents spur training sessions

Residents are urged to sign up for mobility scooter training sessions to reduce the risk of accidents involving vehicles.

Nottinghamshire County Council has provided a £3,000 grant to run morning and afternoon sessions at the following places:

l Hassocks Lane Fire Station, Beeston on November 18;

l Retford Fire Station on December 2;

l Mansfield Fire Station on December 9.

There were 18 reported accidents involving a mobility scooter in Nottinghamshire from 2012 to 2014, including one accident involving a rider who was seriously injured.

The sessions will involve starting and stopping, reversing and parking.

To book, call 0115 985 5780 or email