Scoot along to free safety day

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COM­MU­NITY safety, as well as the safety of op­er­a­tors of mo­bil­ity scoot­ers or mo­torised wheel­chairs, will be the fo­cus of a Mo­bil­ity Scooter Safety Day to be held in Childers next week.

Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil and its Build­ing Safer Com­mu­ni­ties Ac­tion Team will host the morn­ing of in­for­ma­tive dis­cus­sion and safety tips, with morn­ing tea pro­vided.

Coun­cil com­mu­nity ser­vices port­fo­lio spokes­woman Coun­cil­lor Judy Peters said the safety day was a great op­por­tu­nity for any­one con­sid­er­ing pur­chas­ing a mo­bil­ity scooter or other mo­torised dis­abil­ity aid to gain a full un­der­stand­ing of their re­spon­si­bil­i­ties re­gard­ing its safe op­er­a­tion.

“Childers Po­lice will be on hand to dis­cuss road rules and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties re­gard­ing op­er­at­ing these de­vices on pub­lic roads or in pub­lic spa­ces,” she said.

“There are ob­vi­ous ben­e­fits for peo­ple who can im­prove their mo­bil­ity and out­door ac­cess through mo­bil­ity scoot­ers, and health pro­fes­sion­als and am­bu­lance of­fi­cers will be avail­able to dis­cuss health ben­e­fits.”

The Mo­bil­ity Scooter Safety Day will be held at Childers Cul­tural Cen­tre on Fri­day, Au­gust 22, from 10am. Those at­tend­ing are re­quested to RSVP to the Childers Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre by Au­gust 18.

To book a place, phone 4130 4690.

PHOTO: THINKSTOCK

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