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Mobility Scooter Facts

At Discount Mobility we try to make the purchase of any new mobility scooter as easy as possable, so we have put together a few mobility scooter facts together from questions we get asked on a daily basis from our mobility scooter customers.

Envoy 4 Mobility Scooter

Envoy 4 Pavement Mobility Scooter.

Are mobility scooters allowed on the pavement

Manual wheelchairs and Class 2 vehicles are those with an upper speed limit of 4 mph (6 km/h) and are designed to be used on pavements. Class 3 vehicles are those with an upper speed limit of 8 mph (12 km/h) and are equipped to be used on the road as well as the pavement.

Do you need a Licence for a mobility scooter

You do not need a licence to drive mobility scooters or powered wheelchair, but you may have to register it. … Mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs come in 2 categories: ‘class 2 invalid carriages’ – these cannot be used on the road (except where there is not a pavement) and have a maximum speed of 4mph.

What is a Class 3 mobility scooter

Class 3 mobility scooters (6-8mph) are intended for both road and pavement use. They are able to reach speeds of up to 8mph; however they must not exceed 4mph when ridden on pavements. Class 3 scooters must be registered with the DVLA.

Mobility Scooter

Class 3 Mobility Scooter

How long do mobility scooters last

In a ‘light’ mobility application such as using your scooter once or twice a week the battery can deliver up to four to five years lifespan, in a ‘heavier’ application such as using your scooter daily on long journeys, the lifespan could be between three to four years.

Are mobility scooters allowed on main roads

Mobility scooters are allowed on the road in the UK if they meet certain requirements. … A road legal mobility scooter is referred to by the DVLA as a ‘Class 3 invalid carriage‘. Capabilities of a class 3 scooter are characterised as follows; A maximum device speed of 6.4kph (4mph) off the road

Do I need to register my mobility scooter with DVLA

There is a legal requirement to register a scooter with the DVLA, but it only applies to Class 3 scooters (those that can do more than 4mph and have lights) for road use. A Class 3 scooter that is registered with the DVLA will have a tax disc issued to display for road use.

How far can you travel on a mobility scooter

In general, mid-range mobility scooters can travel up to 4mph. Thanks to increased battery power, they can deliver a distance range of 15 to 25 miles on a single charge (depending on which model you choose, and the battery it’s fitted with)

Are mobility scooters street legal

On the road legal mobility scooters, there is usually a switch which lowers the maximum speed from 8mph to 4mph, which then allows the scooter to be used legally on a pavement. … Class 3, 8mph mobility scooters are road legal, and so can travel on the highway.

Cabin Car Class 3 mobility scooterCabin Car MKII Class 3 Mobility Scooter

If you are unsure about owning a mobility scooter give team at Discount Mobility a phone call on 01245 905144 with your qustions.

Mobility Scooter Review Guide

Best Mobility Scooter Reviews: Buying Guide and Recommendations

Whether you are buying a Mobility Scooter for yourself or a family member, Discount Mobility have reviewed 3 great options available in today’s mobility scooter market.

Number 1. Our Discount Mobility Top Pick: The Sterling Sapphire 2 Mobility Scooter has been around for a few years now and is not only ideal for everyday use, but it’s perfect for riding on UK pavements. It’s got all the usual frills you expect in a high end scooter and some that might not have even expected.

Sterling Sapphire 2 Mobility Scooter

Sterling Sapphire 2 Mobility Scooter

With its lofty, adjustable and heavily cushioned chair you spread your legs thanks to the ample legroom. And at 19 miles range on the battery and an on board charger, this just might be the only form of local transportation you will ever need.

Number 2. The Drive Medical Envoy 4 Mobility Scooter looks a bit bigger in size and is not classed as a portable scooter but it makes up for it with its powerful battery and extra-long range.
With its 30-mile range is enough for a dozen or more trips within your neighbourhood. You could use it for a week on local trips without needing to recharge it.

Envoy 4 Mobility Scooter

Envoy 4 Mobility Scooter

Where this scooter wins out over all others is luxury comfort. A large Bosun style seat with comfy padding, a suspension system and an adjustable tiller make for the smoothest ride ever. The downsides of this mobility scooter are a couple. One, it is not portable and you cannot travel with it. Two, the battery is non-removable and will require on-board charging only.

Number 3. The Kymco Mini Comfort Mobility Scooter is a real pleasure to ride. Evolved from the earlier top selling Kymco Mini LS Mobility Scooter, the Comfort is equipped with all round fully functioning all round suspension system. Rarely seen on a lightweight transportable mobility scooter, the improvement in ride quality is noticeable as soon as you set off. Incredibly, Kymco have used their automotive engineering skill to ensure that the addition of the suspension system has not added any weight to the scooter at all.

Kymco Mini Comfort Mobility Scooter

Kymco Mini Comfort Mobility Scooter

Supplied with 22AH batteries that can be charged on or off board it allows you to travel up to 16 miles on for charge.
The Kymco Mini Comfort is a travel mobility scooter that can be dismantled without tools into 5 lightweight parts that allow you to store and transport the scooter in the boot of a small car. All this makes it your ideal companion for independence.

For more details and full specifictions on all types of Mobility Scooters visit Discount Mobility

Accessorising Your Mobility Scooter

When people purchase mobility scooters, they usually find they are generally pretty basic. Unless you can afford to pay for a deluxe model, you get the no-frills and even boring version. The bikes a manufacturer is intent on producing are functional, practical and safety conscious. They are not intended to make a statement.

Yet, this is not a problem. In fact, if you start out with the basics, you can personalise it as you go along. The other mobility scooters on the block will have nothing on your hot wheels. The accessories can range from simple cup holders to tote bags and flags.

Cup Holders
Most cars have cup holders. They exist for people to put in their cups of tea, bottles of water and cans of pop. There is no reason why mobility scooters cannot have one. They are inexpensive and readily available. Adding one to your wheels means you can share coffee or tea with friends.

Backpacks, Tote Bags and Baskets
Whether you are heading off to the library or going shopping, you need something to carry anything and everything you purchase. A scooter tote bag attached to the front or back is the perfect solution. It may come in the form of a backpack or resemble a basket. Colours can vary to suit your personality.

In many cases, the scooter already has a metal basket. If you have had the scooter for a while, it may be worn out. It could also simply lack any sense of style. Some of these baskets are just simply unattractive. You can change this by purchasing a new one or covering it with a tasteful and fashionably coloured liner.

Backpacks, tote bags and baskets are available in a wide variety of colours and sizes. You can find one perfect for your needs and tastes. You can stash away your cell phone safely or stow away your groceries without problems when you add these devices to old or new mobility scooters.

Waving the Flag
Do you want to brighten up your mobility scooter but do not want to paint it? One way to do so is to purchase flags. Flags add colour to mobility scooters. They also increase visibility. It is easier to see a scooter coming if a tall flag is attached to its rear. These safety flags are perfect for identifying the presence of a mobility scooter.

The flags can vary according to the taste of the individual. As a result, a flag:
• Is a safety device, increasing visibility on sidewalks, on the road, in parking lots and when crossing
• Adds a flash of colour which also helps with visibility but is also indicative of individuality
• Personalises the scooter making it truly a reflection of its owner
Mobility scooters serve a purpose. It does not mean, however, they have to be mundane in appearance. You can personalise your scooter through accessories. In doing so, you make them safer, more user friendly and an expression of your character.