In 2013 the most common disability in New Zealand was mobility disability – difficulty walking 350 metres. Not surprisingly, the rate of this disability increases with age. Mobility scooters can partially overcome this problem. They allow people to visit local shops and friends and maintain a greater sense of independence than would have otherwise been possible. Here Tui Norman, aged 80, scoots down a Mosgiel street in 2006.
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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 16 April 2010, p. 1
Photograph by Gerard O'Brien
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