A lightweight mobility scooter brings a lot of advantages to your doorsteps but to rock them, you need to take care of standard safety tips.
Read the safety guideline below to ensure a smooth ride, every time you make your plan going outside.
All mobility scooters are not equal. Ask your doctor about the most appropriate lightweight mobility scooter for your convenience.
1) There are many companies which manufacture lightweight mobility scooters. To decide which produces the best vehicles, you need to compare prices, reviews and functionalities of individual gadgets before setting your eyes on one product.
2) Before starting your ride, make sure your ride is fully charged and that tires have appropriate amount of air pressure.
3) Read the manual of your vehicle to build your understanding.
4) It is good if you try driving lightweight mobility scooter on footpaths. Just make sure you don’t hurt pedestrians. If footpaths and pavement is slippery, drive on the road.
5) There are different lanes on the road. Drive in the slow car lane at a slow pace to enjoy your ride.
6) It is a general rule that cars and vehicles will give the right of way to pedestrians on the road, however people riding bicycles and mobility scooters are not entitled the same privilege. For your own safety, it is best if you avoid the danger in the first place by being cautious
7) Avoid riding on main roads and highways as the amount of traffic is very high.
8) Make yourself visible when going on a ride on a lightweight mobility scooter. It is recommended to buy safety accessories such as reflectors, flags and lights.
9) Having a safety flag, behind your scooter increases the rate of visibility. When other people are aware of your presence, there are less chances of accidents. The ideal height of safety flags is a little higher than your head.
10) If there is a ramp ahead of you, it is important to drive your scooter, straight at the ramp. Avoid driving at an angle because it can tip the balance of your scooter.
11) A lightweight mobility scooter is not a racing vehicle. Drive it slowly and realize the depth of traffic around you.
12) It never hurts to have a plan ‘B’. If your lightweight mobility scooter has failed at a point, you will appreciate yourself if you come to know that your batteries were charged and that you carried a spare tube, making it easy to pump the tires.
13) Before getting off your mobile scooter, make sure to turn off the key and check that brakes are properly applied.
14) Some scooters have a swivel seat. It can be dynamically adjusted. To prevent inconvenience, when you decide to get off your scooter, lock the seat before getting off.
15) A mobility scooter is not for everyone. Consult your doctor/physiotherapist before deciding to get a lightweight mobility scooter.
16) Do not try to overload lightweight mobility scooter as the weight may increase the pressure on hardware machinery, making it succumb to ground or malfunctioning smaller control systems.