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Pressnews.biz (Press Release) Jan 9, 2015
-- Mobility Scooters: Ensuring a Safe Ride
A basic mobility scooter is an easy-to-use vehicle. One can go for the three-wheel or its four-wheel variant. While the former is preferred for use inside buildings, the latter is recommended to travel on footpath.
Safety measures for mobility scooters
When gathering information on how to stay safe on the road on your motorized vehicle, the first thing you should understand is the speed limitation. Know that most of the models available in the market; even high-end ones allow a maximum of 10 kilometers per hour. Ignoring or neglecting this restriction can prove fatal. Here are some additional tips you should keep in mind if you wish to stay safe on the road on your motorized vehicle.
1. Take good care of the tires
Tires when filled with air can get ruptured if the vehicle comes into contact with pieces of broken glass or nails. You should also avoid muddy or rough roads when riding. Its pressure too is something which asks for regular monitoring. Too low or too high pressure may have a negative impact on its life span. You should also check the type of tires fitted on your vehicle. Some models do not use air to fill them up.
2. Refrain from driving when drunk
This is a general advice you may get when applying for a driver’s license. This applies specifically to a mobile scooter user. Remember, if caught, you are sure to face prosecution.
3. Stay away from broken footpath
Your scooter’s manual may allow you to ride on footpaths which are broken or slanted to the side on certain conditions. But, practice utmost caution when driving through these surfaces. Broken footpath can cause you to slip leading to an accident. Slanted pavements carry the risk of the mobility vehicle user to tip all on a sudden.
4. Remain visible
If you have no choice, but to travel on dangerous footpaths, take care to keep a safety flag on your scooter. It should be above your head making you visible to the other passengers or scooter users. When driving at night, you should wear those types of dresses which are easy to see even from a distance. Installing other devices like two headlights too is highly recommended.
5. Follow the common rules
Motorists in general are required to give the “right of way” to the pedestrians. Unfortunately, wheelchair users tend to consider themselves to be above this legal requirement. Stay safe from penalties; be courteous to those moving around you.
6. Refrain from carrying too much weight
The weight of your body may be far below the maximum load you can carry while riding on your scooter. But, be alert when enjoying a shopping spree. You may not know when the load becomes too much for the device. This will make it unstable. Besides, controlling the same would become a dangerous task.
You should also be aware of the general rules and regulations which govern driving. The best thing to do is to take help until you become familiar with them.
Follow these guidelines and enjoy the freedom mobility scooters offer. Check scooter inventory at Better Life Mobility Center http://www.betterlifemobility.com/Mobility-Products/Wheelchairs-Scooters/Scooters/3-Wheel-Scooter in California and Nevada at this link http://www.betterlifemobility.com/Mobility-Products/Wheelchairs-Scooters/Scooters/4-Wheel-Scooter
Contact Person: Mo Abusham
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BETTER LIFE MOBILITY CENTERS
Address: 8130 Parkway Dr.La Mesa, CA 91942
Tel/Fax: 888 540 8267