Suffolk based TGA successfully celebrated the launch of its new safety assessment programme with a free open day on 12 May which gave several local scooter owners valuable tips on driving safely from mobility specialists and leading organisations which included Suffolk Police, Age UK, Dial and Gateopener.
This free event was held outside the TGA showrooms and provided a test track for mobility scooter owners to negotiate under guidance from the TGA Retail Manager Simon Bensilum. Simon explained: "Driving a mobility scooter and remaining safe is top priority for TGA. With the continued initiatives by local Police to educate end users through the 'Scoot Safe' scheme, TGA has been developing a safety assessment programme for some time now to ensure our customers clearly understand their capabilities and purchase exactly the right scooter for their needs. Today's event celebrates the official launch of our safety assessment programme and I have been delighted to welcome so many influential professionals to our Sudbury headquarters. As the possibility of compulsory mobility scooter driving tests becomes ever more present following the Government's review, TGA continues to be at the forefront of safety initiatives and is pleased to have received such positive feedback from the end users that have attended today."
The event was also attended by several key professional figures from the local area that assists people with mobility issues on a regular basis. These included Mark Braxton - Suffolk Police, Emma Currie - Age UK, Joy Cole from Gateopener, Ron Alexander from Dial and Peter Deedman from Ransomes Mobility. Also present was Daniel Stone, the Managing Director of TGA Mobility. Daniel was delighted to welcome everyone to the TGA showrooms and believes this event marks the start of closer relationships with many local organisations. He concludes: "As a business we believe in putting the specific needs of mobility scooter owners first. Our ethos is not solely about providing quality, reliable mobility scooters with trusted after-sales service, but giving something back to the local community so that less able individuals can enjoy a better life. Remaining safe whilst driving out and about is absolutely crucial for all mobility scooter owners whether they own one of our products or not. Today represents an important development towards supporting nationwide safety initiatives and provides a structured programme of support if a compulsory driving test for mobility scooter owners becomes law."