Powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters
Mobility-scooters and you
The Charitable Shopmobility schemes across UK wish to help people who have a mobility difficulty to benefit by using a scooter. Shopmobility services are found in over 300 town centres. They are often run by volunteers who just want to help people get about independently.
A DVD is available which will introduce you to using scooters and shopmobility services. You will be able to assess if a scooter is suitable for you. It will also give useful training and guidance for using a scooter and staying safe. It will help you if you are considering buying a scooter.
The DVD will help with questions such as:
- Is a mobility scooter right for me?
- What do I need to consider before buying one?
- Where can I get training or a trail use?
- How do I drive safely and within the law?
View the introductory clip to get an idea of the content, if you would like to buy a copy of this DVD please send a cheque for £6.00p (inc p+p) to NFSUK, 163 West Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 0EF.
Keep safe by following the rules and taking part in training
The number of people using powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters has increased in recent years. Regrettably, so have the number of users involved in collisions, with casualties also increasing. So before taking one of these vehicles out on to the road or pavement make sure that you have a good understanding of the rules concerning their use and that you undertake training in their use.
The following websites will help you find information: