There can be no denying that, in years gone by, it could be difficult for disabled people to go on holiday and have a truly enjoyable time. A combination of bulky mobility aids, inaccessible accommodation and the inconsistent quality of disabled facilities at airports often led to wheelchair users deciding that travelling to foreign shores would be too much hassle and that it was simpler to take a ‘staycation’ or just not go away at all.
Thankfully, recent times have seen something of a revolution in disabled passenger flights, largely due to holiday agents and other interested parties belatedly realising that there is a huge market they were missing out on!As well as many lightweight mobility scooters now being easily foldable and ideally suited to air travel, airlines have also worked hard to improve their services for customers with all kinds of physical and mental conditions. In this article, we look at the five carriers which we believe have done the most in terms of making their flights as accessible as possible. Continue reading
If you have decided that the time is right to invest in a mobility scooter – either for yourself or a loved one – choosing the ideal model can be a difficult process. There are many different examples available, each with their own benefits and specifications, and not doing enough research before making your purchase could mean you end up with something which isn’t well suited to your needs.
Here, we will take you through the main differences between Class 2 and 3 scooters so that you can reach your own conclusions about which might be best for you. Continue reading
mobility scooter checklist
This is a mobility scooter checklist of the most important things to take into consideration before buying a mobility scooter, especially if for the first time. Starting with a list of questions to ask yourself about your specific needs to help you draw up a checklist of specifications and features which answer those needs. Here we include some suggestions about what to ask the sales-person and some pointers to help you get the right deal if you decide to buy second-hand.
Before purchasing a mobility scooter, you will want to make sure that when it comes to travelling with a mobility scooter further than the range of the scooter, either by bus or train, taxi or by plane, that you can take your scooter with you. Here you can find out the most important factors to take into consideration before choosing which scooter to buy, whether you commute to work daily or want to visit friends or relatives in other towns, or even want to fly off to sunny beaches on holiday, you will want to know what features to look out for, and what the rules and regulations are. Continue reading
A teenager from Lincolnshire shunned the usual limousine to arrive at his high school prom in a mobility scooter.
Complete with 24 carat gold plating and 80,000 Swarovski crystals, the world’s most expensive mobility scooter is now on the market.
Adrenaline-junkies hit the track for the second Arbroath Mobility Scooter Wacky Races on July 22nd.
A retired bus driver has transformed his mobility scooter into a miniature double-decker bus.
Newbury Town Council is launching a new campaign to crack down on speeding cyclists and mobility scooter users. The Share the Space campaign will highlight the dangers of driving vehicles or cycling too quickly around other pedestrians.
A motorist from Staffordshire has called for the introduction of compulsory driving tests for mobility scooter riders. According to an article in the Burton Mail, the Department for Transport revealed that every week, mobility scooter drivers are involved in four crashes on Britain’s roads.