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On the Road with a Mobility Scooter

Portability is a factor in shopping for and selecting a mobility scooter or powered wheelchair. Besides possibly needing assistance in maneuvering around your own home, there are many places you can go with a mobility scooter or powered chair where you could not go otherwise without assistance. A powered chair or scooter gives you the independence to shop, vacation, visit relatives, and enjoy the outdoors. Where do you need to take your chair or scooter?

If you cannot drive your scooter or chair directly out of your front door, you will probably require a car or van that can carry the chair or scooter. Be sure to factor that into your travel plans. And you might still need some assistance getting in and out of the vehicle and onto your device.

There are many different styles of portable chairs and scooters. Some fold for ease of transport. Take into consideration how small a chair or scooter folds to fit into your vehicle. Others might need to be disassembled into several components and reassembled at your destination. This might also require the assistance of a helper. If your chair or scooter does not fold, you might need to install lifts or some other attachment on your vehicle.

Be sure to call ahead to your destination and inquire about how accommodating they might be to powered chairs or scooters. Fortunately, more and more venues are making themselves available to handle chairs or scooters. Some places you might go include:

  • Restaurants
  • Shopping malls or grocery stores
  • Airports and airlines
  • Cruise ships
  • Bus tours
  • Parks, zoos, or fairgrounds
  • Theaters or outdoor concerts
  • Sporting events

When you get to your destination, how far do you expect to have to go in your chair or scooter? Compact, folding mobile chairs or scooters might not have as much range as a full size scooter. Be sure the battery is fully charged before you leave home. Also make sure you know how long it takes to charge the battery. And one of your questions for your destination should concern accommodation for recharging your battery if necessary. In extreme cases, it might make sense to carry an extra, fully charged battery.

Even the most accommodating destination might still present challenges to a wheeled vehicle. Consider bringing along your own portable ramps for small obstacles like door sills. And if you’re going shopping or “hiking,” check to see if your chair or scooter can accommodate chair-attached back packs, shopping bags, or baskets. And for outdoor use, consider accessories that allow you to handle varying weather conditions, like showers or hot sun. Some devices can be equipped with sun shields, rain hoods, and holders for umbrellas or canes.

Try Out A Mobility Scooter In Whitby Today

For people thinking about buying a mobility scooter there will be opportunities to look at a range of mobility scooters and try them out. Richard Weightman, DAG's manager, said: "If you were going to buy a car you would take it for a test drive.

Published:  Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:14:00 GMT



Mobility Scooters Market 2017- Outlook Trends, Growth Factors, Top Manufacturers, Research Methodology and Forecasts by 2021

The Global Mobility Scooters Market to GROW at a CAGR of 5.23% during the period 2017-2021. The Report provides a basic overview of the Mobility Scooters Market including definitions, classifications, applications and market Sales chain structure.

Published:  Fri, 14 Apr 2017 05:32:00 GMT



Police called after football fan on mobility scooter spotted riding down busy A-road - at just 8mph

But "˜class 3 invalid carriages' can be used on the road. These mobility scooters have a maximum sped of 4mph off the road and 8mph on the road. Mobility scooters, however, are not permitted to drive on bus lanes, "˜cycle only' lanes or motorways and ...

Published:  Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:40:00 GMT



Global Mobility Scooters Market 2017-2021 - New Market Research Report

(live-PR.com) - Mobility scooters are electrically operated vehicles, which in recent times, are widely substituting the traditionally used mobility aids for older consumers and people with disabilities or medical conditions. Traditionally used mobility ...

Published:  Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:24:00 GMT



Gov't, railway companies to loosen rules about mobility scooters on trains

In this Dec. 5, 2016 file photo, Masaru Yamana is seen riding his mobility scooter through the ticket gates at JR Shin-Osaka Station in Osaka. (Mainichi) In preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure ...

Published:  Fri, 14 Apr 2017 21:46:00 GMT



Scooters are 'accidents waiting to happen', councillor warns meeting

"Riders are sometimes inconsiderate and mobility scooters are accidents waiting to happen on our footpaths around Stratford," she said. Webby said they didn't want to take the independence away from scooter users and instead asked the council to consider ...

Published:  Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:47:00 GMT



Celtic fan seen riding mobility scooter along the A9

"Yes, for his own safety I was a snitch," the Twitter user added. Under the Highway Code, some powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters are classed as being equipped for use on roads as well as pavements. Known as Class 3 vehicles, they are not permitted ...

Published:  Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:06:00 GMT



Mega/Windermere consumer data drives power recliner offering

PITTSON, Pa. - Mega/Windermere Motion, manufacturer of power recliner/lift chairs and mobility scooters, is introducing a power recliner with lift option at the upcoming High Point Market along with targeted consumer research that highlights the ...

Published:  Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:21:00 GMT



Ride Fosjoas Smart Electric self-balance Scooter to Lead a Healthy Lifestyle

As a result, the standing posture is more in line with ergonomics. Compared with driving or taking public vehicles, riding Fosjoas electric mobility scooters is freer and healthier. No waiting for traffic jams or public vehicles, users can save much time ...

Published:  Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:43:00 GMT



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