Everybody should be able to go to the market, buy their own grocery, enjoy relaxation in a nearby park, take the dog out or meet with their friends in front of their apartment building or house. But how can you do this, if you are stuck in a wheelchair and the only way to perform these activities is with the help of your family or friends?
If you do not have a driver’s license, nor a car, traveling to various destinations by wheelchair vans is probably an idea that you would skip. In this circumstance, traveling could be done by using medical scooters, which are an innovative way to undertake regular activities like going to your local supermarket or visiting a museum with your nephew.
Medical scooters are chosen by many disabled people because they do not need a driver’s license to use such vehicle, like they would need in case of driving wheelchair vans. For mobility scooters, authorities do not require you to hold a driving license to be able to travel from place to place.
Scooters like this run on battery, therefore, you have to verify if the battery can still provide you with energy after your last trip. Do this every time you want to use the scooter, to make sure it would not let you down on the road. Remaining stranded in a deserted area while using your scooter is not very pleasant.
To be able to use a mobility scooter, you have to move from your wheelchair to the scooter, while the scooter has the brake mechanism blocked to keep the vehicle from moving. Only when you are secured, you can discharge the brake mechanism. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to position yourself comfortably on the scooter.
Scooters can be turned on by using an ignition key, just like it happens with regular cars, or by pressing a button. And just like handicap vans, mobility scooters have hand controls, allowing the disabled to drive them simply by using their hands. Steering, braking, accelerating, using the horn, everything is possible with a medical scooter.
To avoid getting injured, it is recommended that you ride the scooter only on flat surfaces. Stay away from high-traffic areas, for you are not the only traffic participant; there are lots of inexperienced drivers, pedestrians who want to cross the street and are not attentive to what happens around them, cyclists, roller skaters, and many others.
To be safe on the road while on a medical scooter, it is wise to have your vehicle checked at least twice a year by a team of professional mechanics, wear a luminescent outfit to make yourself seen by other traffic participants, even in low light, use the medical scooter correctly and avoid high-traffic areas.
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