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Mobility Scooter Owners
Mobility Scooter Owners
There are thousands of Mobility Scooter Owners driving about our UK towns and cities every single day. Because of my interest in them (my dear wife is disabled), I am always on the lookout for unusual scooters, such as the Harley Davies scooter with the motorcycle-type handle bars.
Most are just regular scooter types, but they all come in many shapes, sizes, and colours, of course, all looking very different and unique, or, in fact, any scooter that may be unusual.
This set me thinking about mobility scooter breakdowns. The fact is that you never see a scooter that has broken down for whatever reason. The obvious breakdown problem to me would be a flat or discharged battery.
Oh, the drama of a dead battery;
You would think that it would be a common problem. But for some reason, it never gets reported. You would think that there would be a wealth of statistics available in this field, right?
On the other hand, as of my most recent information, there are remarkably few hard-and-fast numbers, especially about mobility scooters getting stranded because of dead batteries.
There is a possibility that you will uncover anecdotal evidence, stories on community forums, and possibly some local news reports, but a consolidated database? The answer is no.
Why? The primary reason for this is that, although these occurrences are unquestionably annoying and aggravating, they often do not result in the kind of injuries or property damage that would necessitate the filing of formal paperwork.
It’s true that we’re talking about shame and hassle, but in most cases, these aren’t the kinds of things that end up in a police report or a chart at the emergency department.
Nonetheless, we should not minimise the effect. Being stranded due to a dead battery can be a major problem, especially for individuals who have limited movement and health difficulties.
If you’re out and about, taking a leisurely ride around the park, when all of a sudden, bang! Your scooter comes to a jerky stop in front of you. So what do we do now? That is not merely an annoyance; rather, it is a genuine cause for concern. This, of course, must happen, but it’s something that I have never actually witnessed.
Thus, even though we do not have official data, the message is unmistakable: Preventative maintenance is essential. Make sure you check the batteries. For this reason, I think that I may have the answer. I would say that a mobility scooter is as important, if not more important, to a disabled or elderly person than a car is to an able-bodied person.
Therefore, the Mobility Scooter Owners who own these vehicles look after them very carefully. Including the extremely important battery.
Importantly, If you are going to be gone for a longer period of time, or on a longer distance.
Then you should probably bring a portable charger with you. Because, let’s face it, nobody wants to get stranded in the middle of the road on the way from the supermarket to their house.
Charging stations in every town or city would be the answer. They do have charging stations for mobility scooters in the UK, but they are far apart.
I do believe that scooter owners are very aware of checking and charging their batteries. So get your batteries charged regularly, make a game plan, and keep those wheels turning, folks!