Table of contents

  • What are mobility scooters?
  • Why report on mobility scooters?
  • How many pedestrians were admitted to hospital?
    • Female pedestrians were twice as likely to be injured as male pedestrians
    • Most pedestrians injured were aged 65 and over
  • What type of injuries did pedestrians sustain?
  • Where did the collision occur?
  • How many people were injured in a possible mobility scooter-related fall?
  • What does the data tell us if we restrict falls most likely from a mobility scooter to cases aged
  • What type of injuries did older Australians sustain?
  • Where did possible mobility scooter-related falls among older Australians occur?
  • How many mobility scooter incidents resulted in deaths?
    • Most deaths were among those aged 80-89
    • Nearly 2 in 3 people were killed in a crash with another vehicle
  • What were mobility scooter users doing at the time of their fatal incident?
  • How many mobility scooter-related deaths involved alcohol?
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Glossary