See & Scoot is a training resource for mobility scooter users. The purpose of the training is to highlight the hazards which mobility scooter users may encounter whilst out on the roads. The 20 minute video should be useful for both new and existing users. It was developed by the Transport Research in Psychology group at Nottingham Trent University as part of a two year research grant from the Road Safety Trust. This research featured on BBC Breakfast and you can see their video of our research in action here.
Unlike other training resources, its creation was informed by the views of mobility scooter users though a large questionnaire study, face to face interviews, and recording users as they drove around a city centre. It therefore is supported by an evidence base of research (see below) that explores what users see as the main hazards and how to negotiate these.
Also unique is that the training resource uses real life footage filmed from a scooter user’s perspective as they drove around a designated route in Nottingham City Centre. This creates a better understanding of how the hazards identified feel to a scooter user.
The video is available to be viewed free of charge. All that is required is to fill out some details asked for using the link. You are also welcome to use the video for training purposes. Again, we ask that you provide the details of the recipient of the training.
We hope that you find See & Scoot helpful and informative.
For more information about the project, please contact Dr Duncan Guest, Associate Professor of Psychology, Principal Investigator – Hazard Awareness in Mobility Scooter Users, Nottingham Trent University Psychology Department
The training video was developed based on the following research papers:
Gous, G., Guest, D., Butcher, A., Mackenzie, A., Young, A., & Crundall, D. (2018). Hazards faced by mobility scooters at road crossings: A questionnaire study.
Gous, G., Guest, D., Mackenzie, A., Young, A., Crundall, D., & Butcher, A. (2018). Mobility Scooter Use: Benefits, Training, and Suggestions for Future Directions.
Gous, G., Guest, D., Mackenzie, A., Young, A., Crundall, D., & Butcher, A. (2018). Identifying the hazards mobility scooter users face at road crossings: A real life video study.
Note that these publications are currently in progress and so their final names may change.