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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.

Man dies after mobility scooter crashes into creek in Mount Waverley

A man has died after the mobility scooter he was driving crashed into a creek in Mount Waverley on Saturday night. Investigators believe the man was riding along Scotchmans Creek Trail sometime on Saturday when the scooter veered over a concrete ...

Published:  Sun, 21 Jan 2018 21:47:00 GMT

Gabriel Jesus rides around Manchester on a mobility scooter as he continues on the road to recovery (...and it's not the first time either!)

After damaging his medial collateral ligament in his left knee on New Year's Eve, Gabriel Jesus was told that he faces six weeks out to fully recover from the injury. However, that hasn't stopped the 20-year-old from getting out and about after the striker ...

Published:  Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:20:00 GMT

Could this $10,000 scooter from Ujet be the mobility solution of the future

Between highway traffic and underground subway delays, it seems that all of our innovation in the transportation industry has only served to slow us down. But now, there may finally be a way to get out of gridlock. It's not a car, a plane, or a form of ...

Published:  Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:05:00 GMT

Learn details of the travel mobility scooter market global industry trends to 2025

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Published:  Fri, 12 Jan 2018 01:41:00 GMT

Scooters, skateboards and Segways: which have legal rights to the road

As the population ages, mobility scooters are becoming a common sight on our roads. But before you develop road rage, they are allowed to be there. A reader contacted Stuff worried about what he described as an increase in the number of mobility scooters ...

Published:  Sun, 21 Jan 2018 15:56:00 GMT

Man who had been riding mobility scooter found dead in shallow creek

A man has been found dead at the bottom of a shallow creek in Melbourne's south-east. He'd been riding a mobility scooter, but fell off and wasn't discovered until hours later.

Published:  Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:24:00 GMT

Letter of the Day: Rechargeable scooters at stores appreciated

I tip my genuine "made in Saskatchewan" green Saskatchewan Roughriders ball cap to the six stores on the west side of Saskatoon that have rechargeable scooters for those with mobility problems to use. It makes shopping easier and faster and there ...

Published:  Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:01:00 GMT

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus dusts off the old mobility scooter as injury-hit star rides around shopping centre

GABRIEL JESUS dusts off the old mobility scooter for a spin around Manchester while he recovers from medial collateral ligament damage. The crocked Manchester City striker uploaded a picture to social media of himself looking to be in good spirits inside a ...

Published:  Thu, 11 Jan 2018 02:28:00 GMT

Scooters are set to take over rural India and it's because of working women

HMSI Vice-President (sales and marketing) Y S Guleria explained, "The scooter addresses the mobility requirement for both the male and female within a household. With more women joining the workforce in the semi-urban and rural areas (teaching, nursing ...

Published:  Mon, 22 Jan 2018 05:39:00 GMT

Mobility scooter stolen outside Aylesbury train station

A mobility scooter has been stolen from outside Aylesbury train station. It happened between 10.15am on Sunday 10 December and 3pm on Monday 11 December. The victim, a 46-year-old man, parked his mobility scooter at Aylesbury train station next to the wall ...

Published:  Mon, 22 Jan 2018 06:46:00 GMT

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