Free safety resources for mobility scooter users

07.37 | 18 June 2024 |

Road safety teams concerned about the rise in mobility scooter user casualties are being offered free safety resources to give out to members of the public.

The Safer Mobility Campaign was launched earlier this year after it was discovered that mobility scooter riders are over two and a half times more likely to be killed in a road crash, compared to other road users.

DfT road casualty statistics show that in 2022, nine mobility scooter users were killed and 270 were injured in collisions on the UK’s roads.

The figures show that over the last decade, mobility scooter casualties have increased by an average of 20% year on year.

The Safer Mobility Campaign was launched by Surewise to inform mobility scooter users about the risks they face when travelling on or near to the roads, and raise awareness about their vulnerability to all road users.

As part of the campaign, Surewise has produced the following resources, which are now available free of charge to local authorities, police forces and safer roads teams:

  • Printed copies of the Mobility Scooter Safety Guide, offering useful tips and advice on how to stay safe
  • Sticker packs to improve the visibility of mobility scooters

The resources are designed to be particularly useful for local authorities, police forces and safer roads teams who are preparing to attend local shows and events this summer.

Richard Hannan, director at Surewise, said: “We were horrified to discover that mobility scooter drivers are at such a high risk of fatal road crashes. Our Safer Mobility Campaign is dedicated to raising awareness and advocating for improved safety measures.

“By providing these free resources, we hope to educate both mobility scooter users and other road users about the dangers and help prevent future tragedies.”

To request your free Mobility Scooter Safety Guides and sticker packs please contact



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