City revealed to be worst for mobility scooter crashes

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

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

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.’