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Just a little power point that we did pro bono for a police department in NJ that, apparently, was having some serious issues with seniors and their mobility scooters. Feel free to download, use, or ...

Just a little power point that we did pro bono for a police department in NJ that, apparently, was having some serious issues with seniors and their mobility scooters. Feel free to download, use, or alter. If you do, please give us some link love at http://www.usmedicalsuppies.com.

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Mobility Scooters And Public Safety Mobility Scooters And Public Safety Presentation Transcript

  • Mobility Scooters and Public Safety
  • What You Will Learn
    • The problem at hand – and what it means to you.
    • How irresponsible use of mobility scooters impacts everyone.
    • Helpful tips for avoiding accidents.
  • The Problem at Hand
    • Unsafe habits of mobility scooter users are resulting in too many accidents.
    • These accidents result in serious injuries and property damage.
    • People don’t feel safe on the sidewalk when a scooter comes barreling through.
  • What This Means to You
    • If you use a mobility scooter, your community is asking you to be considerate.
    • If you manage a store, try to create enough space for a cautious scooter user to browse without damaging displays.
  • How Unsafe Use Affects the Community: Injuries
    • Mobility Scooters are vehicles. They are fast, heavy, and cause serious damage when a person is hit by one.
    • Too often, the victim of a scooter accident must endure a long, expensive stay in a hospital.
  • Source: www.dailymail.co.uk
  • How Unsafe Use Affects the Community: Liability
    • If you are responsible for an accident, you
    • may be liable for:
    • The victim’s medical bills
    • Property damage expenses
    • Lawsuits
    • Maybe even criminal charges!
  • Safety Tips
    • If you use a mobility scooter, be considerate and put safety first.
    • Keep your speed in check to maintain good control at all times.
    • Be extra careful when shopping – you don’t want the shopkeeper of your favorite store to think of you as a menace!
  • Safety Tips
    • If you frequently use a rented/borrowed scooter when shopping, consider buying your own.
    • Three-wheel scooters are more maneuverable in indoor environments.
    • Consider buying an electric wheelchair instead of a scooter if you use it all the time.
  • Conclusion
    • If you use a mobility scooter, be considerate and use common sense… don’t be dangerous.
    • If you know someone who needs to “slow their roll,” tell them so! You may prevent an accident in the near future.
    • Thank you for listening!