Paying a Fair Price for a Used Mobility Scooter

There is a huge range of mobility scooters to choose from, ranging from the light weight 3 wheel variety, suitable mainly for short distance trips, to the more substantial 4 wheel type, which are not only usually more robust, but often have a higher speed as well. How much is …

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Maintaining a Mobility Scooter

To ensure that your mobility scooter remains in good working order there are numerous things you can do to make sure it lasts as long as possible. Each scooter is different, so it is important that you follow the manufacturer’s recommendations in the manual that came with your scooter. Cleaning …

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Travelling from the UK to Europe by Train

The opening of St Pancras International station has made travelling to parts of Europe from the UK much easier for disabled and able bodied passengers alike. The station is conveniently located near the main line railway stations of Euston and King’s Cross and is situated next to the domestic platforms …

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What to Do If You Breakdown in Your Mobility Scooter

Like any vehicle, a mobility scooter can suffer a breakdown regardless of how well it has been serviced. This is something that many users of mobility scooters fear, but there are a number of things that it is possible to do to reduce the risk to yourself if such a …

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Finding Disabled Holiday Accommodation

For the able bodied, finding holiday accommodation is a relatively straight forward operation. For those with less mobility it can, however, be a different story. When looking for holiday accommodation that is suitable for disabled people ensure that it has all the facilities that you require during your stay. These …

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Disabled Visitors to Theme Parks

Many theme parks will locate their disabled parking area near the admission area. It is important that you display your disabled parking permit in a clearly visible place in your car. If you are planning to bring an assistance dog with you to the theme park ensure you find out …

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Insuring a Mobility Scooter

At present, unlike car drivers, users of mobility scooters are not required to take out insurance before they can drive them. This is presuming that , like mobility scooter users, you only plan to drive on the pavement and don’t use it on the public highway. It may, however, be …

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Planning your Holiday as a Disabled Person

Holidays should be a time to relax and get away from from all stresses and strains of everyday life. All holidays have to planned to some extent, but for a disabled person to derive maximum enjoyment from their holiday a number of additional things have to be taken into consideration. …

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Your Disability Benefits while on Holiday

If you, either as a disabled person or as a carer, are in receipt of benefits it is important to know how going on holiday will effect these. If you take a holiday abroad you can usually continue to receive your Disability Living Allowance for 26 weeks. However, if you …

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Disabled Visitors to Historic Buildings

Visiting historic buildings, often with their many steps, narrow doorways and lack of internal lifts, can be a great challenge to the less mobile visitor, especially if they are a full time wheelchair or mobility scooter user. The original builders and designers of historic buildings, such as castles, did not …

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