My brother gets around in his electric wheelchair, and we are always on his case to slow down. The other day when I walked into the cafe to join him for lunch, a policeman was writting out a speeding ticket for him. Bob was laughing away as he got his ticket. He plans to laminate it, and hang it on the wall at the nursing home. I don't know how the officer is going to explain writting that one, but he sure brought a lot of joy to my brother. Just thought I'd share that nice gesture by our friendly police force with you.
I will admit I have almost been taken out by a couple of wheel chairs and scooters in my day and I was taken out by one in a department store aisle. It really hurt.
We all need to be very aware of the handicapped and mobility impaired people and give them the access and room the need in order to maneuver their chairs and scooters but they must also do so in a responsible manner. Those things are heavy and can cause injury if they run over or hit someone.
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When my mum last came to stay with us, I took her to the supermarket and encouraged her to try one of their electric buggies as she cannot walk very far.
She found it quite daunting and strange at first and at one stage she rounded a corner and bumped into a young chap - we both apologised profusely (amid much laughter, I have to admit) but he didn't see the funny side at all. I just hope that when he gets old he has a lot more tolerance for other people!!
The outdoor electric buggies go so fast! They whizz up and down the pavements and you have to be agile to get out of their way, sometimes!!