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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.

Woman knocked from mobility scooter and left in busy road in hit-and-run crash

Police are hunting a hit-and-run motorist who knocked an elderly lady off her mobility scooter before driving off. The woman, said to be in her 70s, was knocked onto the carriageway when she collided ...

Published:  Sun, 13 Oct 2019 03:23:00 GMT



Berlin's Tier Mobility scoops up $60M as its scooter-based transportation service passes 10M rides

On the heels of Bird closing a $275 million round to help put itself in pole position in the electric scooter market, a smaller European rival has also raised some money to grow its own business. Tier ...

Published:  Mon, 07 Oct 2019 19:31:00 GMT



Watch These Men Play Bumper Cars in Their Mobility Scooters

These two friends played bumper cars with their mobility scooters. This video, "Watch These Men Play Bumper Cars in Their Mobility Scooters", first appeared on nowthisnews.com.

Published:  Sat, 05 Oct 2019 17:09:00 GMT



Scooters will cruise into Chula Vista

Darves, Chula Vista Open State Playhouse director. Lime will be the first scooter company to officially launch in Chula Vista as part of its first shared mobility pilot program. "Chula is a great city ...

Published:  Fri, 11 Oct 2019 22:22:00 GMT



Lime Launches Pilot Scooter Share Program in Chula Vista

The pilot program will allow up to 500 dockless scooters to be placed around popular transit locations in Chula Vista in the first month. The locations include Third Avenue, Civic Center Library, ...

Published:  Sun, 13 Oct 2019 16:07:00 GMT



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Published:  Wed, 09 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMT



Katie Price dresses as a dinosaur and cavorts on mobility scooter as Kris Boyson moves back into her mucky mansion

KATIE Price boasted "there's only one Pricey" as she transformed into a dinosaur riding a mobility scooter in the grounds of her mucky mansion. The former glamour model, 41, bought the bright pink ...

Published:  Tue, 08 Oct 2019 06:48:00 GMT



Scooters are likely here to stay. Let's make the streets safer for them.

However, more can be done to protect the safety of riders while improving the city's traffic congestion by looking to micro-mobility. Just as many municipalities across the country were wary to ...

Published:  Fri, 11 Oct 2019 14:48:00 GMT



Tier Mobility raises $60 million as electric scooter boom continues

Berlin-based Tier Mobility has raised $60 million in venture capital to expand its electric scooter sharing service, a sign of how bullish investors remain even as cities struggle to regulate the new ...

Published:  Mon, 07 Oct 2019 07:50:00 GMT



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