‘Dangerous’ scooters on the roads

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A photo showing an elderly man driving his mobility scooter on a Nelson road has been described as “dangerous” and “frustrating”.

The photo was sent to Nelson Live this afternoon and shows a man driving his mobility scooter on the road, which is against the law. The photographer said there were two others travelling on their scooters in the same way at the time.

NZTA says there has been 12 people killed due to crashes involving mobility scooters in the past five years and more than 100 have been injured.

Mobility scooters are intended to be driven on footpaths.

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