Mobility scooters run on rechargeable batteries. The life of the battery is dependent on the model of the scooter. They give speeds of up to 30 miles per hour and can run a distance of 10 to 15 miles when fully charged. While using on pavements, speed has to be lowered to 4 miles and on highways, the speed can be risen up to 8 miles per hour, as per law.
Handling of the scooter is easy and similar to handling other two-wheeler vehicles. The handle of the scooter is adjustable according to the height of the person. Maneuvering is done using simple push or pull of levers, joysticks and switches. Once you have got the hang of using the levers and joysticks, driving around in your mobility scooter couldn’t be easier.
Getting out and about gives you your freedom back, but as you become more mobile it’s important to remember you are controlling a powered vehicle and with all vehicles comes some risk.
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A key system is used to start the scooter. Security features like regenerative and emergency brakes have been implemented in the scooter to prevent it from sliding down slopes and for better control of the vehicle.