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Mobility scooters are transportation devices that are specially designed to help people with limited strength or mobility issues regain their independence and freedom. These devices are generally used by individuals who have sufficient mobility to operate a scooter but are challenged when walking longer distances. They are also known as motor chairs.

Pride Pathrider 10 Deluxe Mobility Scooter

Construction Of A Mobility Scooter

Mobility scooters usually have 3 or 4 wheels attached to a frame. The frame also supports a chair and a steering wheel. Using a device such as this for transportation is easy. The individual simply sits in the chair and presses a button on the dashboard to start it. Buttons or levers to accelerate, stop and reverse are all conveniently located on the dashboard.

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Essential Requirements for Driving A Mobility Scooter

Mobility scooters are generally safe but only if used properly. You could get seriously injured if you do not have the physical ability, strength and understanding necessary to operate and manoeuvre your scooter safely.

Pride GoGo LX Mobility Scooter with CTS Suspension

Here are some of the essential attributes you need to have if you are planning on driving a mobility scooter:

  • Sufficient hand movement and strength to use the controls and steer and turn the scooter.
  • You are capable of turning your head to look to either side and behind when necessary
  • You can sit for long periods of time and are capable of changing the position of your body to stay balanced when going up or doing a slope

In addition to all of the above physical requirements it is equally important for you to be aware of all of the safety procedures involved when riding your mobility scooter indoors or outdoors.

Mobility Scooters
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