This is increasing with extraordinary rapidity, bringing independence and a better quality of life to more and more people with mobility and other health issues.
The associated risks are not always appreciated, however, and Aberdeen City Council is one of the latest Landlords to adopt a policy prohibiting the storage and charging of mobility scooters within communal areas. The policy was drawn up in conjunction with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Councillor Neil Cooney, said: “These are general rules and I think they are sensible given how popular these scooters have become. We will consult on a building to building basis, and the policy will be practical. We have to be clear – permission to store scooters will not be unreasonably withheld and we are not banning scooters; this is about making sure that they are stored safely and are used in a safe environment.”
The idea solution is the Securit Scooter stores.