So what if they've been banned from the road, labelled with the inflammatory and misleading diagnosis of being legally blind. If these elderly warriors can drive to a store, they argue, they are anything but legally blind.
Mobility scooters can weigh 250 kg, on a hill they purr silently along at 4 times walking speed. Their seated drivers, who are often capable of little more than keeping the beast on the footpath, wave their handicapped parking sticker in the air as they graze and brush past startled pedestrians.
You don't need a licence for these things, you don't need lessons to drive, just strap yourself in, mount the steepest hill and let that handbrake off. Wheeeeeeeeee!
Life comes full circle to these scooterists, just as we all move for a lady with a pram - we now all move for a lady in an electric chariot. We have to - if we don't, death awaits. As Jim Morrison once sang - there's a killer on the road.
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