Mobility Scooters, Wheelchairs, Disability Aids, Stairlifts, Risers & Recliners & Bath Lifts
Mobility scooters are an excellent way to get around, giving many people with compromised mobility a freedom they may have thought was lost to them. There are class 1 mobility scooters intended for use on footways and footpaths only, with an upper speed limit of 4mph [6 km/h], and class 2 scooters, which are also permitted to be used on the road with an upper speed limit of 8 mph [12 km/h] when on the road.
It is important for users of mobility scooters to be aware of safety with regards to themselves and other pedestrians or road users. Owners of mobility scooters are not currently required to hold any insurance cover in relation to damage to their vehicle or a third party. Nor are the scooters themselves obliged to undergo safety checks to ascertain whether or not they are in good working order.
Modern scooters usually come equipped with front and rear lights, horn, basket and speed adjustment control. They are simple to operate, consisting of a lever which is pulled towards the handlebars in order to move forward and pushed away to reverse. When this lever is released the scooter will come to an immediate standstill. The speed adjustment feature is used to manually set the top speed of the scooter, maximising the safety aspect when being used in shopping centres and around other people.
Battery powered, they can be charged from a standard electrical outlet via an onboard, or separate battery charger unit. It is a good idea to allow your scooter to fully recharge after use, as this will prolong the life of the battery as well as increasing performance. The distance range of these mobility vehicles varies, with some traveling up to 20 miles on a single charge. Four wheel mobility scooters are usually fairly substantial, although it is possible to obtain portable models which are lightweight and fold-able in order to place them in the boot of a car.
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