- February 6, 2020
- Posted by: BHTA
- Category: Exhibitions, Industry News, Members News
As official sponsor, TGA, a leading mobility scooter specialist and road safety advocate, will be providing the unique national Mobility Test Track at Naidex 2020, NEC, 17-18 March, stand N718 (opposite TGA’s stand N812).
Since 1985, TGA has pioneered in the development and provision of mobility scooters with a continual focus on assured independence and peace of mind. It is a leader in assessment-led provision of appropriate mobility scooters, wheelchairs, powerpacks and powerchairs so that users maximise their abilities and social inclusion. Alongside this approach TGA provides knowledge and understanding regarding road safety so users benefit from greater confidence and enjoyment. Hence, the Naidex TGA Mobility Test Track will provide a unique dual-purpose opportunity for visitors – to identify the right product for individual needs and to learn the latest safe driving techniques.
The annual TGA Mobility Test Track at Naidex is the largest of its kind in the UK. It provides an array of simulated everyday obstacles such as road crossings, kerbs and reversing zones with experts on hand to offer solutions for tackling typical scenarios. This show feature provides the unique opportunity to test drive a vast range of mobility products in one, safe and controlled environment. TGA advisors will be able to provide one-to-one support in relation to product suitability for end users and clinical recommendations for visiting healthcare professionals. Occupational Therapists in particular will be able to learn how specific types of mobility scooters assist with certain medical conditions. Trade dealers attending the test drive course will benefit equally with the ability to understand TGA products in more detail and hence offer their customers better guidance.
The Naidex Mobility Test Track is part of TGA’s ongoing road safety initiative. This programme involves dealer safe driving awareness days, free online guidance, driver training and provision of safety accessories such as high visibility clothing. Healthcare professionals and charity groups have access to informative TGA workshops which illustrate scooter suitability and safe driving – all supported by free educational material. These documents such as the new ‘Guide to safe mobility scooter driving’ and ‘A professional’s guide to mobility scooters’ will be available at Naidex. Information regarding accessible travel with scooters will also be available so that greater freedom can be enjoyed locally and further afield.
Daniel Stone, TGA Managing Director, concludes: “We welcome everyone to the test drive course at Naidex again this year. Preparing for obstacles faced in the real world is important and we’ve tried to make it entertaining and fun. As always, the TGA team will be on hand to answer any questions and offer help and support. There will be free educational material available for anyone requiring it too. We look forward to seeing you there.”