Speeding scooter drivers were spoken to and reminded about the rules and regulations as organisers of a ScootSafe day hailed its success.

After being "compelled" to do something amid fears that a "serious accident" is waiting to happen in Lowestoft town centre, an event helped raise awareness of using mobility scooters safely.

With concerns raised over the way people are driving mobility vehicles in Lowestoft, and the speed they are travelling in the town centre, a mobility scooter safety event was successfully held in the town centre.

Margaret Oldham, chair of Lowestoft Shopmobility, said: "Altogether it was a very successful day held in lovely weather.

Margaret Oldham MBE, chair of Lowestoft Shopmobility at the successful ScootSafe Day in Lowestoft. Picture: Mick HowesMargaret Oldham MBE, chair of Lowestoft Shopmobility at the successful ScootSafe Day in Lowestoft. Picture: Mick Howes (Image: Mick Howes)

"We gave out quite a lot of leaflets to scooter users telling them of the rules."

With the event held on National Shopmobility Awareness Day, Jacky High-Caston - deputy CEO of East Anglian DriveAbility - came from Thetford to attend on the day.

Mrs Oldham MBE added: "She was very impressed with our set-up.

"PCSO Michael Soanes joined us for a couple of hours, and helped bring the rules and regulations to a number of speeding scooter drivers, as they took notice of him!

"He also took some flyers to give to the new police officers we have in the town."

Peter Aldous, the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Lowestoft, attended, as did members of the East Suffolk Communities Team.

Similar mobility scooter safety events in Lowestoft have been held in the town ever since the inaugural event in 2011.

With three Lowestoft Shopmobility scooters on display, four members of the service - Mrs Oldham, her husband John, Hassan Abdullah and Marina Rahman -helped throughout the day.

Mrs Oldham, who is also chair of Waveney Disability Forum and chair of Disability Advice North East Suffolk, added: "We also gave out some leaflets about Lowestoft Shopmobility to people who stopped to talk and who were interested in our service."

The event was also supported by Waveney Disability Forum, Disability Advice North East Suffolk, Lowestoft Town Council, Lowestoft Vision and Freedom Mobility.