Seantor John Williams (pic) questions Commonwealth Bank whistle blower Jeff Morris at the Scrutiny of Financial Advice inquiry at Parliament House in Canberra, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. (AAP Image/Stefan Postles) NO ARCHIVING
Seantor John Williams (pic) questions Commonwealth Bank whistle blower Jeff Morris at the Scrutiny of Financial Advice inquiry at Parliament House in Canberra, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. (AAP Image/Stefan Postles) NO ARCHIVING STEFAN POSTLES

Fines may curb dodgy scooters

NATIONALS senator John Williams wants fines for dodgy drivers of mobility scooters.

His partner had her hip replaced after a scooter ran into her as she stepped out the door of her office this month. Senator Williams said he did not want scooters outlawed but there needed to be regulations for safety.

He said councils should consider fines and line-marking to make life better for pedestrians and gopher drivers.

"I think we need to ... keep them away from the point of entry into the shops and the offices where people are walking in and walking out," he said.


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