A free electric mobility scooter workshop is being held for Caloundra City residents keen to maintain their independence.
Caloundra City Mayor Don Aldous said the City has seen a growing trend towards the use of electric scooters as an important means for residents, particularly seniors, to maintain their independence.
"It is great that this workshop has been able to attract wonderful support from the Queensland Police, Queensland Transport, Bluecare and Scooters and Mobility to improve understanding in an increasingly popular interest area," Cr Aldous
Division 10 Councillor Greg Singh said Get Your Motor Running! is a comprehensive workshop with a broad range of information for mobility scooter users and those thinking of getting a scooter.
"It is important that people understand the options available to them so they don't feel like they need to be trapped at home," Cr Singh said.
"But there are rules and regulations with operating an electric scooter that many might not be aware of and there are many things to consider when choosing a scooter.
"This workshop should shed some light on owning and operating one of these vehicles."
Get Your Motor Running! will be held at The Events Centre (formerly the Caloundra Cultural Centre) from 10am to noon on Thursday May 3.
The workshop will cover independent living and assessing suitability for scooter use; rights and responsibilities of scooter users; safe scooter driving practices; Australian road rules and personal safety and different scooters for different needs.
Attendees will be able to take part in a practical session to test their skills and get a free maintenance check on their scooter.
Residents interested in attending the workshop should RSVP by April 25. For bookings and more information call 5420 8725.