Mobility aid and equipment information site Help My Mobility has taken its road safety campaign to Southampton, donating ten hi-visibility vests to the city’s Shopmobility branch.
The company have already donated over 50 hi-visibility vests to individual mobility scooter users in a bid to promote road safety during the winter. The ten vests donated to Southampton Shopmobility will remain in the Castle Way store and be loaned out to customers borrowing mobility scooters.
Southampton Shopmobility’s Team Leader, Wendy Black, explained how vital staying visible on the road is to mobility scooter users. “Crossing the road in the dark is particularly dangerous,” she said. “These vests are a great idea to help to be seen.”
While being visible to other road users is undoubtedly of high importance, Help My Mobility’s director Jason Tate – who visited Southampton Shopmobility to donate the vests in person – offered a warning to mobility scooter users.
“Staying visible on the road is only part of the battle,” Jason said. “All road users should ensure that they remain careful and aware of other users while they are out and about.”
With poor weather conditions and low visibility expected to continue as we move into February, all road users – drivers, pedestrians and mobility scooter users included – are urged to remain vigilant, responsible and, above all, safe while out and about.
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