Mobility scooters for all?
May 25, 2009 2 Comments
It being bank holiday Monday, we decided to have a trip over to Lincoln to do a bit of shopping. No one can have failed to notice the propensity of mobility scooters that are now zooming up and down the pavements of our high streets. Now I am not one of those people who think the things are awful. Undoubtedly they have changed the lives of thousands of people by giving them back their freedom when they may well have become housebound, and unable to get around.
What really worries me is that people who may well be just, well what can I say, lazy, are starting to use them as they cant be bothered to walk around town. Today I witnessed a rather over weight woman zoom past me (shouldn’t they have a maximum speed) before pulling up at a newsagents. Now I could be completely mis-judging her, but the way she jumped up and strolled into the newsagents made me think there wasn’t much wrong wth her, and that far from needing a mobility scooter, a bit of exercise may well keep her in rude health, rather than relying on her battery powered scooter.
Obvioulsy is someone wants to use a mobility scooter there isn’t much anyone can do. But if they are using it because they get out of puff walking around, perhaps it isnt the best medicine that should be prescribed.