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‘Recipe for disaster’: Hinch says this mobility scooter footage shows need for rethink

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Calls for speed limits and further restrictions on mobility scooters have intensified following an incident in Melbourne’s west.

The below footage captured by 3AW producer Michael Hilder shows a man who appears to be visually impaired riding his mobility scooter down the middle of a road in Spotswood yesterday afternoon.

Senator Derryn Hinch told Neil Mitchell he successfully lobbied last year for a senate committee to look at the issue and is keenly awaiting its findings.

“The thing is, if they suddenly come out of a driveway or you’re on a scooter and a kid runs out … and people are getting older, their reflexes are slower,” he said.

“It can be a recipe for disaster.”

Click PLAY for the full Left Of Centre chat with Derryn Hinch (starts with scooter comments)

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