I WRITE regarding the letter from Kenneth Bowker (The Press, May 3) and his comments on mobility scooters using footpaths.

There are two types of scooter. The smaller and the most popular is capable of a maximum speed of 4mph and is not allowed to travel along a road.

The larger model has a maximum speed of 8mph but also has a switch to restrict the speed to 4mph, which allows it to use this lower setting on footpaths but on the higher setting to travel along the road.

What is the answer that Mr Bowker is seeking? Does he want the disabled to stay at home? Does he want powered wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs, prams and pushchairs to be banned from our footpaths?

Derek Shaw,

River Street, York