Using a Mobile Scooter in the UK
Mobility scooters are popular worldwide. They are the perfect solution when you have an active lifestyle and a mobility difficulty. A compact, lightweight, folding scooter can be a crucial tool. Unlike a full-size powerchair, a compact, folding scooter allows you to easily take it with you in the car, on planes or cruise ships. Lightweight scooters may be smaller than a full-size power chair, but they are heavy-duty and boast a full weight capacity. A heavy-duty, compact scooter is an excellent tool for getting around, especially for people who have difficulty walking extended distances. When you are coping with a mobility challenge there is no need to feel debilitated. For example, the SmartScoot™ compact mobile scooter weighs slightly less than 40 pounds when fully assembled. Its heaviest piece is 27 pounds when disassembled for storage.
According to gov.uk, there are 350,000 mobility scooters in use with 80,000 new scooters sold each year in the UK. The SmartScoot™ compact, folding scooter is easy to disassemble, fold and lift into a vehicle. By folding up, it is easy to store away in the car or at home when you don’t need it. With a tight turning radius and adjustable wheelbase, SmartScoot™ is more maneuverable than full-size power chairs. The heaviest part weighs in at 27lbs, making the SmartScoot easy to lift and stow. Front-wheel drive and variable top speed controls give the SmartScoot™ foldable mobility scooter considerable advantages over the competition on rough terrain or climbing hills. A power scooter that is designed for anytime/anywhere use must be both versatile and dependable. The scooter battery should carry enough charge for extended use. Lithium-ion batteries have better battery-charge and also offer better battery life over time, giving SmartScoot™ not only up to 12 miles in range but long-term longevity, all in a much lighter package than the competition.
Choosing a Mobile Scooter
There are always many factors to consider when choosing a mobile scooter. What configuration, three-wheeled or four-wheeled? What options and features? What type of battery, how long will it last? SmartScoot™ has written a short guide explaining differences between 3 popular scooter brands. When you choose the right mobile scooter for your lifestyle, you will be amazed that you can go almost anywhere. Many people enjoy travel, outings and daily activities. You may like flying to exotic destinations, visiting the park or taking a relaxing cruise. You do not have to let a mobility difficulty repress you. SmartScoot™ mobile scooters are designed to be versatile and allow you to be as active as you want to be.
Though mobile scooters are not part of UK NHS or social services provisions, sometimes the purchase or lease of a mobile scooter can be part of other programs like ‘Access to Work’ or the ‘Motability Scheme’. In addition to these government avenues, numerous UK charities help fund scooters for people with mobility difficulties. Make sure to familiarize yourself with local laws that detail what roads, paths and thoroughfares are acceptable for mobile scooter use.