There are a significant number of mobility scooter users in the Kapiti region and given the flat terrain they are an excellent alternative to other forms of transport and enable independence for many.
Staying safe is a major consideration and users may find this article originating in the UK ” Highway Code for Mobility Scooter Users” helps to protect the safety of people who use electric mobility scooters and the safety of other road users and pedestrians. – See more at //www.roadsafetygb.org.uk/
LOCAL SCOOTER CLUB – KAPITI
The Mobility Scooter Club – Kapiti have a meeting once a month on the second Wednesday of the month at the Coastlands Aquatic Centre from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
At the meetings, they cover topics including:
- What types of scooters are available.
- Maintenance and use of scooters
- Any new hints, tips and ideas
They may also have a guest speaker and they organise a range of trips and outings.
Come along and join in the fun, meet other scooter users and make new friends.
If you need more information – contact Marilyn from the Disability and Equipment Centre. Her number is 04 2982914.
There is no charge for this group, however, a gold coin would be appreciated.
The scooter club representative (Bryan) has organised AA help for Mobility Scooters who are broken down and need help.
They will pick you up from the roadside and take you home for only $13 a year if you are a member of the Kapiti Mobility Scooter Group. So anyone wants to join and arrange cover can contact him on: 021487044 / 049041490.