Police crack down on menace mobility scooters

Tom Webster

Things are obviously quiet on the streets of Norfolk as the police have found time to set up new courses for the locals. Good news normally – we like the idea of our bobbies and neighbourhoods preparing for any eventuality.

But the menace that they are tackling on this occasion is not anything to do with drugs, high-speed drivers or even high-strength moonshine brewed in Norfolk's barns. Instead, the police have launched a course for pensioners on mobility scooters.

Officers reckon that the grey-haired drivers are as much of a menace on the roads as joyriders in stolen cars. This is down to their reckless attitude to drinking or even apparently taking drugs before hopping in their electric vehicles. Prescription drugs that is – there are no reports of anything more sinister just yet.