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TGA Mobility has launched its 2019 #TGAscootSafe campaign to help keep mobility scooter drivers safer during the winter months.

The scooter specialist prides itself on offering a range of reliable and safe products for users to give them confidence and peace of mind, with product features including high visibility lights, responsive performance and automatic braking.

To build on its safety ethos, TGA is promoting its range of free advice guides, safe driver training and high-visibility giveaways through its latest #TGAscootSafe social media campaign.

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TGA’s social media channels will provide a hub for information regarding how to drive safely during winter on a mobility scooter. The mobility supplier is encouraging its followers on Facebook and Twitter to share positive advice and experiences whilst including ‘#TGAscootSafe’ in all posts.

There is also a Facebook competition available until March 2019 whereby scooter owners can win a high visibility scooter rucksack, gilet, snap wraps and stickers. To enter TGA’s giveaway, users need to search for the hashtag #TGAscootSafe on social media.

In addition to the giveaways, the TGA website provides ‘Helpful Guides’ in its ‘Help & Advice’ section, which includes information about safer driving, such as the Highway Code to basic scooter maintenance tips.

The scooter specialist has said that it is planning more driving awareness days for 2019 along with its test track at Naidex.

Last week, the Jersey Government rolled out a scheme to help educate mobility scooter users on how to stay safe when driving their vehicles. The aim of the initiative is to help decrease the risk of scooter accidents in the future as Jersey’s population continues to age.

However, a frequent number of mobility scooter accidents and fatalities have made headlines recently, causing the entire topic of scooter safety to gain momentum.

In October 2018, three women called for the introduction of mandatory scooter tests after their mother died from falling off a mobility scooter. They emphasised that a compulsory test could have prevented their mother’s death and could help make other scooter users aware of the dangers of their mobility device.

A similar sentiment was echoed at the beginning of January 2019, where Richard Yeomans highlighted the need for mobility scooter regulations following his wife’s trauma when she was knocked down by a mobility scooter.

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