Mobility scooters are becoming increasingly prevalent in the UK, with over 300,000 (and rising) thought to currently be in use. If you`re wondering what all the fuss is about, read on to find out why so many people are buying or hiring mobility scooters.
First and foremost, a mobility scooter allows someone to get out and about. For those that struggle to walk long distances, the ability to drive a scooter down to the shops is a lifesaver. It offers the chance to get some fresh air, and conveniently do the shopping without having to struggle carrying heavy bags. Limited mobility can impact on a person’s social life, and a scooter gives the opportunity to meet up with friends and family, without relying on them to come to you. Crucially, it also helps regain your independence – no more relying on someone else to drive you around, or push you in a wheelchair.
A mobility scooter allows you to get where you want, when you want, under your own steam. They also have a number of other uses – scooters are particularly popular when holidaying, as they allow a person with limited mobility to take part in activities with their family or friends. While scooters a couple of decades ago may have looked rather functional, their design has progressed significantly in the last few years. It is now possible to drive around in style, with the motorcycle-esque TGA Vita 4 (available in gaudy orange) a notable proponent of this approach.