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Britannia Mobility Scooters

Mobility scooters are a fantastic aid for people with mobility problems who are still capable of sitting upright, standing and walking a few steps, or people who have arm/shoulder or stamina problems and are unable to use a conventional wheelchair but are able of controlling the steering controls.

Mobility scooters will give some people a new lease of life, by means of getting out and about, visiting friends and relatives, shopping and general travelling around and exploring, and they are generally a lot cheaper to purchase than an electric wheelchair.

They have a total of four wheels, a seat covers the back two wheels, and a steering wheel at the front is positioned over the front two wheels, there is a flat area to place the feet. Most of the scooters have a swivel seat to enable easy access onto the scooter.

The scooters are normally battery operated and can be charged on board or by a separate battery charger unit from electric power. Some countries have mobility scooters powered by gasoline.

Mobility scooters in the UK are classified by The Use of Invalid Carriages on Highways Regulations 1988 as either Class II or Class III Carriages for legal purposes.

Class II scooters are restricted to speeds of 4mph on pavements only and not exceeding a weight of 113kgs. They are not required to be registered with the DVLA.

Class III scooters are restricted to 8mph on roads and pavements and should not exceed a weight of 150kgs. These scooters are required to be registered with the DVLA and the disabled taxation class, showing a nil duty tax disc. A driving license is not required.

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