I live in a small village in South Central Ontario and things are pretty lax around here. Many people walk on the road instead of the sidewalks (not sure why).
In our village we have a group of about half a dozen scooter users and a couple of wheelchair users who think they are driving cars. In spite of sidewalks that are cut down to allow access for mobility product users these people always drive on the roads and to make matters worse they tend to drive on the right side with the traffic approaching them from the rear.
While things are pretty lax around here and vehicle drivers, for the most part, are pretty careful and drive at reasonable speeds, the Trans Canada Highway goes through the middle of town and is the most dangerous roadway in the area due to large trucks and trailers and people just trying to get through the village quickly and get back to highway speeds. And still these people drive on the road with their backs to traffic. Continue reading “Scooters, Wheelchairs and Roads”