Start your New Year with a New Scooter
Bring more independence, freedom and fun into your lives this New Year with a mobility scooter. A mobility scooter is an electrically-powered vehicle designed to assist people with reduced mobility resulting from various reasons including injuries and medical conditions.
You can drive your scooter without a license but it may be legally necessary to have your vehicle registered.
Types of Mobility Scooters
Pavement mobility scooters are permitted by law to be used on pavements only, and not on roads; exceptions are roads without pavements where these vehicles are allowed. These scooters normally feature a maximum speed of 4mph. This type of vehicle is ideal to help you move around shorter distances.
Road mobility scooters are another variety that are legally eligible to be used on roads. These vehicles typically run at a maximum speed of 8mph on roads and 4mph in off-road spaces.
The third variety- boot scooters – are very popular. These scooters are designed to be compact, and can be folded or dismantled to fit into your car boot. An ideal choice if you love travelling!
Mobility scooters can have two, three, four or even five wheels. Choice of vehicle usually depends on your usage (indoor/ outdoor), and your movement constraints. For example, a 4-wheel mobility scooter comes in handy if you have balance control issues. 3-wheel types are great for indoor usage such as shopping centres; they are easier to turn in narrow turning points and can be manoeuvred easily.
How Mobility Scooters can Benefit You
- They enable you to experience greater independence. You will not have to depend on others to move you around. This increased independence keeps you fit physically and mentally. Take that morning ride to the park, or go around to get your grocery!
- With varieties such as boot scooters, travel no more remains a youthful dream. You can experience some quality family time, or an adventurous time with friends.
- Mobility scooters give you the precious opportunity to get out and be social. This is essential to prevent conditions such as depression that could arise if you are confined to isolation.
A mobility scooter can change your life for the better. Consider hiring one if you are not yet ready to purchase one.