pensioner chaos mobility scooter

Sue Lusk on the Destination Waikanae blog says there should be “…a SPEED LIMIT for mobility scooters that hoon round Artel‘s corner [in Mahara Place] almost on two wheels sometimes!”

We asked Maude of Artel this morning and she confirms this: “otherwise, there’s going to be an accident.”

How fast can these little vehicles go? There’s this Joel Maxwell story on the stuff website from a couple of years ago saying that new 30 km/h scooters were about to hit the market. The importer is quoted as saying, “the electric-powered scooters don’t need a licensed driver, a Warrant of Fitness, or registration.”

It may only take a few accidents for that to change.