City revealed to be worst for mobility scooter crashes

MOBILITY scooters crashed more times in Portsmouth than in any other local authority area.

Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 8:07 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 4:43 pm

Six incidents were reported to police last year, according to data obtained by British mapping firm Mapmechanics.

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Portsmouth is ahead of East Riding in Yorkshire, which saw five crashes, in the league table and East Lindsey in Lincolnshire, also with five.

David Cockrell, director of Mapmechanics, said: ‘We’re likely to see more people with little road craft awareness of scooters on pavements and roads so accidents may continue to increase.’