The Town of Bracebridge has reached out to local retirement homes to help improve scooter safety around town. This after a resident raised concerns that the increasing number of people who use personal mobility devices aren’t driving them safely. A letter’s been sent by the Town to local retirement homes and assisted living centres offering free scooter safety information sessions.

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Bracebridge’s Accessibility Advisory Committee has also suggested handing out brochure’s at monthly Parkinson’s meetings and identifying a local scooter user who could serve as an ambassador to the others and spread the safety message. Setting up scooter safety lessons in local high visibility parking lots is another suggestion that might happen.