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Cute Guide Doggies of South Australia (CGDoSA) has this week put in an urgent request to the South Australian Government for $3,000,000 in additional funding for their dog training service in Adelaide.
The problem is that guide dogs trained by CGDoSA are needing an additional 4 weeks to train to enable them to guide their vision impaired owners around Beam and Neuron Scooters left at pedestrian road crossings, in the middle of footpaths and near bus stops.
The $3m extra funding will enable CGDoSA to train guide doggies to:
CGDoSA is hopeful that the South Australian Government will pay this extra $3,000,000, which would obviously be paid for by the taxpayer.
Beam and Neuron Scooters are not only a headache for the elderly and vision impaired, but they are also a liability for everyone and one might think a ticking time bomb of legal liability and compensation claims for the Adelaide City Council.
Beam Scooters offer insurance for riders (very, very limited insurance see below), and 'kind of' offer coverage to the general public injured by their product's use on public footpaths. Anyone injured by Beam Scooters must make a claim against Beam Scooters within 30 days. See their 3rd party liability policy here ^^
However, note that any man, woman, or child walking on a footpath who is struck by a Beam Scooter that person has no contractual rights against Beam Scooters because they are not a party to the contract, which is between the rider of the scooter, and Beam.^^^
People may be surprised to learn of the very minimal rates of compensation offered to Beam riders (remember no contractual rights to the general public) by Beam Scooters who will only pay Beam users the following under their Rider's Insurance Policy## found here on Beam's website:
Beam and Neuron Scooters are ticking time bombs of liability for the corporation that runs them, and The Adelaide City Council and all local governments that have approved the trials.
One day someone rich or with connections in high places is going to get injured by a Beam or Neuron Scooter, and then watch the proverbial hit the fan.
# Ibid; https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2022/07/whos-liable-if-youre-injured-or-killed-riding-an-e-scooter/
^^^ https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2022/07/whos-liable-if-youre-injured-or-killed-riding-an-e-scooter/; https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-30/who-is-liable-for-e-scooter-accident-rider-or-hire-company/101341196
Posted: Thursday 10 November 2022