CPT Mobility Scooter Code
On 14 September 2011 and following discussions with the Department for Transport, CPT launched a Code of Practice for the use and acceptance of Mobility Scooters on low floor buses.
The Code simplifies and puts in place standardised procedures for operators to ensure that users of mobility scooters are able to safely use bus services. The Code aims to make clear to all concerned the types of mobility scooters our vehicles will be able to accommodate.
It introduces a permit system for the mobility scooter user that will make it easier for the bus driver to recognise that the mobility scooter has been approved by the Operator and the user has been trained in how to safely board and alight from the bus. The permit will be accepted by all Operators who adopt the Code.
A list of scooters which meet the CPT code for use on low-floor buses is available on the rica website.
The Code is being implemented through four documents:
- a general information leaflet that can be used by operators and staff as well as scooter users and members of the public;
- 2 visual scooter recognition guides for driver reference and use; and
- a credit card-sized scooter permit which is issued to scooter users by operators on successful assessment and training in boarding, alighting and moving within the vehicle.
A significant nuber of operators are now using the Code and are listed below:
Anglian Bus Arriva
Blackpool Transport Services Ltd
Nottingham City Transport
Prentice Coaches Ltd
Reading Transport Ltd
Transdev Blazefield Ltd
Wilts and Dorset