Ed Howard

Ed Howard

Program urges scooter safety

Thirty-seven people attended the eighth annual scooter safety course hosted by the Safe Communities Unit

Some Vernon residents are ready to hit the road.

Thirty-seven people attended the eighth annual scooter safety course hosted by the Safe Communities Unit, the RCMP and Southward Medical Supplies.

“The participants were very attentive and all wished to learn to become safer operators while sharing space with other pedestrians and vehicular traffic,” said Ed Howard, seniors program co-ordinator with the Safe Communities Unit.

“This cutting-edge course offers participants information on general safety, rules of the road and maintenance of their mobility equipment.”

Once the inside sessions were done, participants headed outside at the Schubert Centre for hands-on instruction.

“They practised what they learned under the guidance of Safe Communities personnel and volunteers,” said Howard.

Community policing’s engraving services were also made available to those attending the session.

They were able to have their canes, walkers, mobility chairs and scooters engraved with their driver’s license number or B.C. identification number.

“In the event of theft and subsequent theft recovery, this identification assists police in returning goods to their rightful owner,” said Howard.

For more information about scooter safety, call 250-550-7840.