Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Braking news: Motability scooters in safety recall



Petersfield Motability Centre has announced a mass recall of scooters following reports of a critical fault on some of its vehicles.

The fault appears to concern the brake pedal which is understood to be "getting in the way of other stuff".

Dedicated scooterbility enthusiast Gerry Atrick explained: "I like to put at least five bags of Waitrose groceries on my scooter so they swing into the path of cyclists when I turn a corner.

"I also like to strap a roll of carpet remnants to the front, take a bin bag of clothes to the charity shop and pick up bundle of foam from that man at the market. That pesky brake pedal is a frightful obstruction."

This morning, concerned Motability users organised a mass convoy to see officials at Pennsioners Place but their batteries ran flat just beyond the Heath.

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