TGA introduces NEW safe mobility scooter driving #BeBrightScootSafe campaign and competition

TGA Mobility, the leading UK specialist in mobility scooters, has introduced its latest safety campaign to help customers remain visible and safer during the winter months – the #BeBrightScootSafe’initiative.

TGA Mobility Scooter Back Pack

TGA is a caring and ethical supplier of quality mobility scooters and is always focused on delivering independence with maximum safety and peace of mind. Its range of reliable products are proven to provide assured performance and also offer many safety features so that scooter owners have confidence and control when driving. The Breeze S4 and Vita range are renowned for advanced LED head and brake lights which provide exceptional brightness. These ensure owners are clearly visible to pedestrians and other highway users after dark so that local friends, amenities and social clubs can be visited without undue worry. To enhance this safety even further TGA is offering a comprehensive range of high-visibility accessories along with free information and a competition.

TGA’s social media channels and website will provide a hub for information regarding how to drive safely this winter on a mobility scooter. TGA is encouraging its followers on Facebook and Twitter to share positive advice and experiences whilst including the statement: ‘#BeBrightScootSafe’ in all posts so everyone in the community can learn and engage. There is also a Facebook competition available running until the end of January whereby scooter owners can win a selection of high-visibility stickers, leg and wrist bands and gilets. To enter, all TGA followers have to do is:

  1. Watch the video entitled: ‘The popular TGA safe mobility scooter driving awareness day – Sept 2016’
  2. Find the answer to the following question: When driving a mobility scooter, what is the maximum speed allowed on the pavement – 4, 6 or 8mph?
  3. Submit the answer on the TGA website competition page. 

5 lucky winners of high-visibility goodie bags will be selected at random each month, closing date 31 January 2017.

Entrants are also encouraged to visit the TGA Facebook page and Like and share the #BeBrightScootSafe competition post.

In addition to the giveaways, the recently relaunched and easy-to-use TGA website will host several pages of vital information ranging from Highway Code guidance to basic scooter maintenance tips.  There will also be an updated leaflet available that details many aspects of safe scooter ownership along with ongoing awareness activities in the Suffolk (TGA, Sudbury)and Surrey (Hexagon Healthcare, Farnham) regional independent living showrooms.

TGA safe mobility scooter driving awareness day is a hit with scooter users

TGA, the UK’s favourite mobility scooter specialist based in Suffolk, has successfully hosted a Safe Mobility Scooter Driving Awareness Day at its Sudbury headquarters – attended by high numbers of locals and local radio.

This video includes a collection of pictorial highlights from the day along with videos and recordings made by local radio who attended the event.

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‘DIY SOS Special’ disabled war veteran appointed as Mobility Roadshow 2016 Event Ambassador

Disabled war veteran and DIY SOS star Lamin Manneh with his wife and youngest daughter.

Disabled war veteran and DIY SOS star Lamin Manneh with his wife and youngest daughter.

Lamin Manneh, 39, from Manchester and star of the DIY SOS ‘Homes for Veterans’ Special has been appointed as Event Ambassador for The Mobility Roadshow at Silverstone Circuit, Northants, 26-28th May.

Lamin will be appearing at The Mobility Roadshow on Day 1 (26th May) and will be available for interviews and photographs. Contact the Roadshow press office for more details.

To date, the DIY SOS Big Build ‘Homes for Veterans’ Special is the most ambitious construction challenge undertaken by the building renovation TV programme. It involved the redevelopment of an entire dilapidated terraced street in Manchester to provide homes for injured servicemen and women. Lamin Manneh, a disabled ex-Guardsman, and his family were grateful recipients of one of the new accessible homes.

The two-part DIY SOS episodes generated significant press coverage as HRH The Duke of Cambridge and HRH Prince Henry of Wales visited the extensive two-week build. BBC production, in association with the charity Walking with the Wounded, aimed to provide 62 new homes for injured military veterans and their families. The Manneh family was a major focus throughout the show, with Lamin explaining to the Princes the huge difference a new accessible home would make to him, his wife and five children.

Lamin, originally from Gambia, moved to Britain in 2005 to join the British Army. As Gambia is a Commonwealth country, residents are allowed to join the British Armed Forces and Lamin served in the Irish Guards for five years. On New Year’s Eve 2010, he was severely injured by an exploding IED in Afghanistan resulting in the loss of both legs and one arm. Lamin survived this horrific ordeal and now continues to rebuild his life. He will be competing in the forthcoming Invictus Games (Orlando, 8-12th May) and is ‘honoured’ to be an Ambassador for the 2016 Mobility Roadshow later in the month. Lamin will be championing the show to all his contacts and will be attending the Roadshow as a VIP.

Since 1983, the Mobility Roadshow has been the UK’s leading disabled consumer event that showcases the latest assistive products and services for independent driving and mobility. This remarkable event is organised by the charity Mobility Choice so that the widest choice of accessible vehicles, adapted driving controls and mobility products can be trialled and tested. Being held at the iconic home of the British Grand Prix for the first time this year, the Mobility Roadshow will provide the unique opportunity for disabled drivers and passengers to test-drive the latest wheelchair-accessible and adapted vehicles around the Silverstone circuit.

Lamin comments: “I have always had a massive passion for cars and sport so the chance to attend the Mobility Roadshow and drive around Silverstone is a dream come true. I drive an adapted Qashqai however the opportunity to test drive the latest accessible cars at the Mobility Roadshow promises to be unforgettable. Just before attending the Roadshow I will have competed at Rowing, Archery, Shot put and Discus at the Invictus Games, a Paralympic-style tournament for disabled servicemen and women. Hence I will also be really looking forward to playing the various accessible sports available at the Roadshow event and sharing my Invictus experiences. Day-to-day living can be tough with physical disability, however keeping your mental health in good order can be harder. By coming to the Roadshow I hope I can help as many people as possible sustain a positive mental attitude.”

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TGA Mobility Hosting New Mobility Scooter Test Track At Naidex 2016

Mobility Scooter Test Track

Mobility Scooter Test Track

TGA, a leading supplier of quality mobility scooters is delighted to be hosting and co-sponsoring the new test track feature (stand B29) at Naidex 2016 in association with its product showcase (stand D9) NEC, 26-28th April).

The impressive 10x10m ‘Mobility Test Area’ at Naidex will provide the opportunity for mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs to be test driven for the first time ever at this national event. TGA will be providing an exciting and varied course for end users to tackle that will demonstrate the performance and handling prowess of its scooter range. Visitors will also be able to improve their scooter driving proficiency with the help of TGA professional advisors who will be on hand to offer advice and tips regarding road safety.

The test track will include a variety of simulated off-road terrain, ramps and everyday obstacles so that manoeuvrability and suspension can be gauged across all brands of scooter and powerchair. This feature will ensure visitors can gain a true representation of product performance before purchase – essential for owner confidence and personalised suitability. Read more…..

TGA Mobility Scooter’s Campaign To Keep You Safe And Independent

Since opening in 1985 TGA has always focused on the safety of its mobility scooter customers. Today it provides a wide range of services, advice and products that can help you drive safely when out and about.

As the evenings are now darker, there are lots of ways to remain more visible to other road users when driving around on your scooter. With the help of TGA and its award-winning range of products, you can make sure your independence is not compromised this autumn and winter.

Combining the best in style and safety, the new white Minimo and Minimo Plus are now available and both offer a folding solution that is easy to lift. Their clean and crisp colour is easy for pedestrians and car drivers to spot so whichever model you choose, you can have peace of mind when driving along the pavement or crossing the road. Both are lightweight and fold in seconds – ideal for storing in the car boot or in a compact space at home. The new white Minimo Plus now comes with a removable seat so it is even easier to lift into a car boot. It also has many new exciting safety features including an optional automatic safety sensor that reduces speed around corners and high-visibility LED lights. These lights are really bright – perfect for safer travel and greater visibility. 

As part of TGA’s current safe driving campaign called ‘Scoot And Be Seen’ , every new white Minimo Plus ordered before 1st Dec 2015 comes with a FREE high visibility bag. Find out more….

TGA Mobility Launch New ‘Scoot and Be Seen’ Mobility Scooter Safety Initiative

Mobility Scooter Safety CampaignTGA, a leading nationwide specialist in mobility scooters, has introduced a new ‘Scoot and Be Seen’ initiative to ensure its customers can maximise their visibility and safety during the winter and beyond.

Since opening 30 years ago, TGA has always focused on the safety of its scooter customers. Not only does this family-run company supply an award-winning range of reliable and quality products, its customer care and servicing teams deliver impeccable support to end users. The TGA range including the flagship Breeze S4, cutting edge Vita range and the folding Minimo family are proven to deliver independence with peace of mind. Despite models such as the Vita 4 including the latest LED high intensity head and rear lights, TGA is committed to providing a comprehensive package of support that enhances safety.
TGA’s ongoing commitment to scooter owner safety includes personalised pre-ownership assessmentsdriver training and self-maintenance advice . With the onset of darker nights, TGA has added to these services by launching its ‘Scoot and Be Seen’ campaign that will raise awareness about safe driving. It will include free advice and driving tips, availability to a wider range of high visibility accessories and a free high-vis scooter bag with every scooter purchase. TGA national press exposure and online coverage will be used to raise awareness regarding safety and encourage scooter owners to be more informed and aware of their own capabilities. They will benefit from greater confidence and enjoyment through an ability to make the right driving decisions – increasing the safety of all highway users.

#ScootAndBeSeen

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TGA Sponsoring Safe Driver Awareness For Mobility Scooter Owners At Mobility Roadshow

At the Mobility Roadshow, 25-27th June, Donington Park, TGA is to sponsor the mobility scooter test-drive zone so visitors can either try a model for the first time or gain invaluable safe-driving awareness.

TGA Mobility Scooter Safety TGA has been the UK’s leading mobility scooter specialist since 1985. In addition to supporting the test-drive zone at The Mobility Roadshow, TGA will be showcasing its complete range of award-winning scooters on stand TD04a in the Donington Exhibition Hall. 2015 sees TGA celebrate 30 years of supplying quality and reliable mobility products to the nation with a continual focus on innovation, style and comfort. These core brand values are combined with TGA’s commitment to safety hence its sponsorship of the test-drive area at this year’s event.

Throughout the show highly experienced advisors with be available to demonstrate TGA products and also offer the latest advice regarding safe mobility scooter driving. Safety continues to be a top priority for TGA and therefore its team will be encouraging all owners, irrespective of scooter brand, to visit the test-drive area to gain invaluable advice.

This free opportunity will allow scooter owners to learn more about their own capabilities, avoid potential hazards and protect the safety of pedestrians. This awareness will help drivers remain safer through enhanced scooter control as Daniel Stone, TGA Managing Director explains: “TGA is 100% committed to scooter owner safety. We have recently held another popular ‘safe scoot’ driving day at our headquarters in Suffolk and continue to encourage our all retailers across the UK to focus on awareness training. The Mobility Roadshow scooter test-drive zone will provide the perfect location for us to impart expert knowledge and advice regarding safety. We will also be illustrating the importance of individual product assessments. It is critical that the right scooter owner drives the right type of scooter for their personal needs.”

In addition to training and test drives, TGA will be demonstrating its complete product range at The Mobility Roadshow. This will include the nation’s favourite folding ‘car-boot’ Minimo, eye-catching Vita family through to the ever popular 8mph Breeze S4. The TGA Powerpack range, the proven powered solution to help push a manual wheelchair, will also be showcased along with the recently launched Maximo mobility scooter. The folding Maximo is a larger version of the pioneering Minimo and represents a breakthrough in scooter design as it combines advanced transportability with an enhanced

driving experience. It has pneumatic tyres, active suspension and includes the latest innovation in adjustable armrest design. Despite its larger size, the Maximo still fits comfortably in a car boot and folds effortlessly in a simple, single movement. The TGA ultra-lightweight lithium battery comes as standard which can be lifted with one finger – a true revolution in the mobility sector. The Maximo and all other award-winning TGA scooters will be available for demonstrations and test drives at The Mobility Roadshow.