Before buying a mobility scooter, the most important thing about the purchase, is deciding which one to buy to gain the best possible mobility independence and staying safe. The first step is deciding which power output type you require, 4 mph, 6 mph, 8 mph or if you only have a limited budget, a used mobility scooter might be a better option.
4 mph electric scooters are typically smaller and are most practical n environments, where space is limited such as supermarkets and shopping centres. They are also smaller which means they are easier to store in the car and a better solution when travelling.
6-8 mph Mobility Scooters are road legal and can reach speeds of up to 8 mph, however the speed limits on pavements are restricted to 4 mph. Every scooter must comply to various safety features set out by the British Government requirements for class 3 scooters, these include lights, mirrors and efficient braking systems. A driving licence is not required to drive a mobility scooter but there is a requirement to register it with the DVLA and insurance should be obtained as a recommendation.
Folding mobility scooters are designed too foldaway quickly with minimal ease, meaning they are lightweight and easy to transport. The foldaway function is operated by either pressing a button or using the key fob. Once folded away they will be able to store easier, ideal for travelling independently or tasking on public transport and for taking on holiday or a short trip to the shops.