National scooter registration service launches
Thu, 30 Mar 2017
The National Federation of Shopmobility has launched a National Mobility Registration Scheme in a bid to help police reunite owners with stolen or abandoned scooters.
Marketing and Communications Manager Steve Perry said: "We were amazed by the police statistics for 2015; out of 517 mobility scooters stolen - with an estimated value of £615,000 - only 22% were ever recovered. We understand the devastation the theft of a mobility vehicle can have on its owner, with the loss of independence. We saw the scheme as way of helping to increase the numbers of vehicles returned to their owners working closely with the police nationally”.
The registration costs £12 per year and will hold information on a user’s specific scooter, including serial numbers, description and an image.
Donna Eade, National Federation of Shopmobility Coordinator, told us: "We hope the registration service will be picked up by insurers in the future and may lead to discounts for registered scooters.”
Proceeds from the registration will be donated to National Federation of Shopmobility members nationwide.