Are Mobility Scooters Safe?

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Are Mobility Scooters Safe?

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Mobility scooters are a part of daily life for many people, offering a mode of transportation for those that might otherwise struggle to get around.

Read on to find out more about the range of safety features provided by a mobility scooter and why you can rely on one as a safe and consistent way of getting around if you’d struggle otherwise.

Simple Operations

Mobility scooters are incredibly simple to operate and don’t require difficult or complex procedures at any point of the driving process. With a very simple finger throttle that controls your acceleration, speed, braking and parking, there is very little potential for any issues emerging through bad operations.

This is combined with the fact that the throttle system defaults to braking, so if the system itself has any errors, you can rest assured that your scooter will come to a halt rather than speed off into trouble.

This is combined with an easy steering system that makes controlling your vehicle on pavements and roadsides simple.

The locations in which you operate a mobility scooter have the potential to be dangerous, but the systems and processes in place help you to keep your scooter on the safe and narrow without any risk of straying into more dangerous territory where you might get hit by oncoming traffic.

Durable Construction

The majority of mobility scooters are based on durable construction, designed with a selection of metals and plastics to offer a lightweight transportation option that you can rely on to keep you safe in the case of an incident. Any knocks or tumbles are unlikely to lead to a significant amount of damage, and you’ll be protected on the scooter from any bumps or bruises.

In addition to protection from impact, you can trust your scooter to have a long life. The rechargeable batteries in mobility scooters can be charged from a mains power source, and all components are thoroughly tested to make sure that they will last for a long time and not suffer a failure that will cause your mobility scooter to stop in dangerous situations.

So, are Mobility Scooters Safe?

Mobility scooters are designed to be a safe and reliable manner of transportation for those that need them most. With a range of fail safes and systems put in place to ensure that the rider isn’t at risk, you can trust a mobility scooter to get you where you need to go without having to constantly think about the prospect of a mechanical failure, and you won’t need to worry about struggling to operate your scooter.

Give Balance Mobility a Call Today!

If you’re interested in a mobility scooter that you can rely on, get in touch with the Balance Mobility team today. We’re always happy to help anyone with their mobility scooter needs and can offer advice about which option is likely to be best for you.

 

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