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Eyesight Tests For Mobility Scooter Users?
Disabled people using electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters could be forced to take eyesight tests to prove they can ride the vehicles safely.
Whitehall officials are examining the measure in a bid to cut the number of crashes involving scooters and pedestrians.
Junior transport minister Norman Baker today revealed ''a minimum eyesight requirement'' was being considered following a public consultation on how to improve safety.
He was answering a written Parliamentary question from Liberal Democrat Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset and North Poole).
''What progress the department has made in considering responses to its consultation on proposed changes to the law governing mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs?''
Mr Baker said a full response would be published ''as soon as possible''.
Cyclist in Southampton General With Serious Head Injury After Collision With Bike and Motorbike
It happened on the B3081 near Verwood - he had to be cut free by firefighters.
Violent crime was up 37% in the last year. Police say it's mainly due to a change in how offences are recorded.
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