Scooter Safety Practice

For many older people with limited mobility, scooters and powered wheelchairs are an alternative to driving a car, in particular where public transport is not easily accessible.

Scooters and other devices are also frequently used for short distances or to access public transport and the local area. Scooters and powered wheelchairs are an important part of community mobility for people with physical impairments. They are a means to stay connected and engaged.

It takes practice to manoeuvre a scooter safely and confidently, particularly in tight spaces such as shopping centres, narrow footpaths and on public transport.

Our scooter safety practice helps mobility scooter users to

  • Practice skills to safely use your scooter or powered wheelchair
  • Increase your confidence to use your scooter in your local community and on public transport
  • Understand what to look out for when choosing and using a mobility scooter

Our sessions are:

  • Free
  • Delivered by trained facilitators with the help of volunteers
  • Practical
  • Fun and engaging
  • Provided in local communities across Melbourne and regional Victoria

 


This project is supported by the Department of Transport and is available until 30 June 2021.

Currently, we have sessions planned for the following locations:

  • Melbourne CBD
  • Preston Yarra Trams Depot
  • City of Maribyrnong
  • Wellington Shire
  • Mitchell Shire

If you are interested in attending a session, you can register your interest by completing our online form (below) or calling us on 03 9654 2600 or email info@travellersaid.org.au.

If you would like to organise a session for your local community, please call us on
03 9654 2600 or email info@travellersaid.org.au.

Scooter safety practice

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