Fatal scooter crash leads 87yo to court

An 87-year-old Melbourne woman charged over the death of an elderly man on a mobility scooter wants a driving ban lifted so she can take a test with VicRoads.

The woman is charged with dangerous driving causing death after allegedly hitting an 86-year-old as he drove a mobility scooter at Bulleen, in the city's northeast, in March.

She faced Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday, when her lawyer Darryl Burnett successfully asked for bail conditions, which ban her from driving, be varied so she could take a test with VicRoads.

Mr Burnett also flagged future intentions to apply for further bail changes to allow the 87-year-old to visit family in America.

The woman has been ordered to surrender her passport but Mr Burnett said he was hopeful the pre-planned trip could still occur at a later time.

Magistrate Tara Hartnett told the accused she could remain seated during her appearance before the matter was adjourned for a committal mention on August 24.