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Scooters…

by on Apr.04, 2009, under Uncategorized

After a woman was found five miles away from her home after drifting off at the controls of a mobility scooter, going so fast that her husband couldn’t run after her (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cornwall/7981904.stm), I have to ask…why do we put old people in control of such fast bits of kit? I completely accept that they are important for personal mobility and they’re great for that, but is there really any need for them to go up to 15mph, and why aren’t there safety cut-outs like there are on any potentially lethal things I get to control (cars excepted…)? Something as simple as a bite switch would have got her to church on time, saved the country hours of police time and avoided her husband distress (that with his triple bypass probably shortened his life a few months…)

Meh. Young people aren’t the menace to today’s society!

1 comment for this entry:
  1. Chris

    It’s a frightening thought really but I don’t think it’s confined to old folks. I heard a story about motorised shopping trolleys a while ago – however thought up that one? Have they never been shopping in a supermarket? Can you imagine the carnage?

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