Man takes on traffic on his mobility scooter in Brisbane

Public transport not mobility scooters says government

A MOBILITY scooter rider shocked the nation when he was caught 'driving' down one of Brisbane's busiest roads last week.

We will probably never know why he decided to battle the morning traffic on Coronation Drive.

Maybe he lost his licence, or perhaps he was just fed up with the price of public transport.

Should mobility scooter's riders be licensed?

This poll ended on 31 December 2017.

Current Results

Yes - They're using a vehicle.

65%

No - Bike rider's don't need a licence.

34%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

If it's the latter, he's the exception to the rule after the Queensland Government announced more seniors are keeping travel costs down with the 'Seniors Card + go' card.

Seniors Minister Coralee O'Rourke, said the card was invaluable for older Queenslanders as it's not only offered the freedom of travel, but kept other expenses in check.

"We know getting out and about in the community can be a challenge for seniors, and we want to do everything we can to make that easier," Mrs O'Rourke said.

"That's why the combined Seniors Card +go is so valuable, because it makes travel cheaper for seniors, and provides discounts on things like electricity, registration, optical and dental.

"This card is convenient, easy to get, and easy to use, so older people can get out and live their lives to the fullest, with less worry about the impact on their hip pocket."

A man rides down Coronation Drive in Brisbane on his mobility scooter.
A man rides down Coronation Drive in Brisbane on his mobility scooter. Chris Jones via Storyful

Sandra Greenfield, who became the 200,000th card holder, said she couldn't wait to take advantage of all the benefits the card offers.

"I see my friends using buses, trains, ferries and trams and it seems very relaxed, and an easy way to get around," Ms Greenfield said.

However, it may take a major effort to convince our mystery friend on the mobility scooter to give up his days on the open road.

I wonder if we can find him? 


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