Ballina councillors will again write to local MP Don Page asking for the government to step in urgently with legislation on the use of mobility scooters.
Councillors are concerned about the potential speed of the scooters, which are popular with elderly people in the town, and the lack of licensing and training of drivers.
Some scooters are capable of speeds up to 15km/h and photographs have circulated of scooters being driven on roadways instead of footpaths.
The council previously wrote to Mr Page in March, at the urging of its wheelchair-bound then mayor Phil Silver, to ask for tighter regulation of the scooters, which have been responsible for a number of accidents in the town.
In October there was a nasty accident in which two women were mowed over by a mobility scooter driven by a 92-year-old woman.
The women subsequently had to be taken to Lismore Base Hospital for treatment. One of the victims, 80-year-old Jesse Motte, spent two months in hospital with a fractured collarbone after the accident.
After meeting with the husbands of the victims, Mr Page said he would look favourably on the matter but nothing has so far been done.
Responding to similar calls at a meeting of the Local Government Association in October, a spokesperson for roads minister Duncan Gay said he did not intend to introduce ‘complex and expensive’ legislation to control the vehicles.
Yesterday the council unanimously passed a motion by Cr Robin Hordern inviting government representatives to come to the town to see the problem firsthand.