Thursday, 24 October 2002
Advice on how to be safe on a motorised scooter will be offered to residents in Thurrock next month.
The first ever scooter safety course is being held on Friday, 22 November in the Council Civic Offices, New Road, Grays. The session will offer training on the law and Highway Code, basic maintenance and insurance.
The course has been organised by staff from Thurrock Council's Access team and Essex Police. The purpose of the training is to provide scooter users with information and safety tips which scooter sales companies would not normally provide.
Maureen McPherson, Thurrock Council's Access Officer, said: "The session will provide initial training to members of the public who've decided to improve their quality of life by using a scooter.
"As far as I'm aware this is the first course of its kind to be offered to scooter users. We hope it's the first of many and we have the opportunity to extend the training to other areas of Thurrock."
Booking is essential. Places are allocated on a first come basis and are limited to 10 people per course. To avoid disappointment please book now on 01375 652165.