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Brisbane council putting the brakes on mobility scooters

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Brisbane City Council wants to slash the speed limit for mobility scooters from 10km/h to 6km/h.

It’s demanding the state government introduce licenses to ensure riders are physically and mentally fit to be behind the wheel.

According to a report released by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, there were 62 deaths involving mobility scooters during 2002-2010, but “you’re more likely to die by falling off a chair,” says Chris Smith.

Pedestrian Council of Australia CEO Harold Scruby tells Chris “there’s a much much bigger issue”.

“We’re a rapidly ageing population, and the highest cause of avoidable death after you’re fifty is… from fall.

“We don’t want to make the footpath a place which is hostile.”

Listen to the full interview below

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