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West Bloomfield, MI 48323

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Stay Safe on Your Mobility Scooter

While accidents aren’t a common occurrence for mobility scooters, there’s always the risk that one may take place. That’s why you should take proper precaution and ensure that you and your mobility scooter remain safe. We're here to offer some tips on how to do so:

Be Visible

Mobility scooters come in a wide range of bright colors, but even that’s not enough for everyone to see you. If you ever find yourself outside after night falls, the vibrant paint that shines in the sun will become quite difficult to see. Add reflective strips around your mobility scooter, as well as a small light to increase your visibility at night.

Ride on the Sidewalk

This can sometimes be easier said than done, especially if the sidewalks are narrow or there are none at all. However, strive to use them when at all possible. Cars, trucks and other vehicles on the road go much faster than you. Even if they don’t hit you, they may get into an accident in their haste to pass you.

Use the Pedestrian Crosswalk

When crossing the street, make sure you go to the end of the block and use the pedestrian crosswalk. This can be inconvenient if your next stop is directly across the street, but it’s not worth the risk. You can easily take a driver by surprise, and they may not be able to stop their vehicle fast enough.

Don’t Assume Others Can See You

If you’re on the sidewalk, it’s quite easy to sneak up on pedestrians, especially if they are preoccupied or listening to headphones. Should you find yourself on the road, you need to be especially vigilant around cars. While it might seem obvious that they should spot you, you never know what’s going on inside the vehicle. The driver may be preoccupied with rowdy children, the radio station, texting or any number of things that distract them. Use extra caution on the street.

 

We always encourage our customers to stay proactive about their health, and that means staying safe as well. If you’re in the market for a new mobility scooter, reach out today!

3 Things to Consider When Searching for a Mobility Scooter

 

We know the decision to obtain a mobility scooter is not easy. That’s why we are here to help you with tips and tricks to find your ideal mobility scooter. Use these three guidelines for your next mobility scooter search:

 

Your home will determine the type of mobility scooter you need.

There’s nothing more frustrating than not being able to turn your mobility scooter around. That’s why it’s important to know what the turning radius is before you obtain a mobility scooter. Each model and brand has their own standard—however, here are some typical rules of thumb:

  • Wide: Mobility scooters designated as having a “wide radius” will turn 60 inches or more. If you have an open floor plan, or intend to use your mobility scooter outside, this is a great option for you.
  • Regular: This usually indicates a turning radius of 41 to 60 inches. It will work well in most homes as well as malls, grocery stores and big box stores.
  • Tight: A tight turning radius usually indicates a range of 40 inches or less. This is great for the compact homes or if you want to maneuver in businesses with smaller aisles.

 

Mobility scooters may be more affordable than you think.

Mobility scooters cost varies quite a bit. They also can be covered by private insurance or Medicare. Ask your provider ahead of time if you qualify for a power-operated vehicle.

 

Focus on the positive

It’s really easy to get overwhelmed as you shop around for a mobility scooter. However, what many of our customers have found is that once they start using one, any hesitation they may have had is lost. The device is incredibly beneficial that and it made the community much more accessible for them!

 

These are just a few things to keep in mind when shopping for a mobility scooter. Our experts can help you find the ideal mobility scooter. Call or click today!