As you may have read on my post update, my wheelchair - I've named her Madge - arrived yesterday.
A lovely purple in colour (Madge that is, not me) I eagerly awaited Husband dearest to come home from work so I could have my maiden voyage.
Considering I don't have very good coordination and next to no spacial awareness I did much better than I had anticipated - only hitting one bin and narrowly missing going through our next door neighbour's (closed) garden gate.
Better than these two wheelchair users anyway.
An 18-year-old woman suffered a broken wrist in a hit-and-run accident involving a mobility scooter.
She was struck from behind by the vehicle. Police appealed for the'driver' to come forward.
Sorry I know I shouldn't have laughed but you know when you get an image in your head and it just will not go away - well! I kept picturing the 'driver' of said mobility scooter leaving the scene of he accident, doing a good 4 miles-per-hour (mph).
Anyway, swiftly moving on ......
A man in his 80's was given a police warning after he caused a four-mile-tailback by riding his 8mph mobility scooter for seven miles along a dual carriageway.*
His vehicle will be confiscated if he takes it on the roads in the next 12 months.
And talking of laughing at an image you get in your head - Husband dearest is still laughing at the thought of Roadside Recovery Insurance for my chair which basically means if I were to 'break down', I could dial a number and someone would come get me. Picturing a truck towing away a car, he got a mental image of me, still sat in chair being hoisted onto the back of a truck.
* A dual carriageway being a highway in which the two directions of traffic are separated by a central barrier or strip of land, known as a central reservation (median). It may also have limited access and grade separated junctions. Where more than 1 lane is provided in each direction this type of road is usually able to carry a great deal more traffic than normal single carriageways (undivided highways). A dual carriageway may described as dual single lane, dual 2-lane or dual 3-lane. In the United Kingdom the term is used for a road with divided carriageways that is not a motorway. - Wikapedia.