SAFE mobility scootering is the aim of a special event in Stockton High Street on 10 August.
ScootSafe is aimed at anyone who already uses a mobility scooter, or is considering trying one out for the first time.
Organised by Shopmobility with support from Stockton Borough Council, ScootSafe will take place where Dovecot Street meets the High Street, from 11am to 3pm.
People will be able to try out scooters round a 'test track' and there will be information about all aspects of mobility scooters and how to use them safely. Occupational therapists will be on hand to answer questions about how scooters can help independent living, with a safety quiz for a prize draw.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Stockton-on-Tees, Councillor Colin and Mrs Marjorie Leckonby, will open the event.
Councillor Jim Beall, Stockton Council's Cabinet Member for Adult Services and Health, said: "As more people begin to gain the benefit from mobility scooters for their everyday needs, ScootSafe is a great idea.
"The Council's Independent Living team has developed a Safe Scootering Manual to give simple advice on how to get the best out of scooters and things to watch out for. Free copies will be available on the day or they can be downloaded from our website at www.stockton.gov.uk/scootsafe."