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Message posted by jeff juke15/11/2016 at 3:30pm
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I use a mobility scooter and if it wasnt for it i wouldnt get about even though i have a car.I would just like to say that,we seem to judge people who have them though we know a little about that person.

A lot of disabled people,including my self,put on weight from being under active or,it maybe their medication thats causing them to be obese.

True by law you dont need insurance to drive one but,a civil prosecution may be took out if some one drives over you in one.

I say best of luck to the people who have them disabled or not as their usually on the pavement not like the people on pedal bikes who also have no insurance.



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Just to correct my post that said that I do use a mobilty scooter. It should have said I do NOT use a mobility scooter..yet!

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Message posted by freeatlast15/11/2016 at 4:58pm
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Which is the lesser of two evils, my FIL with a mobility scooter, or him still driving?

I'm pretty sure he has been a significant danger to himself and other road users for many years until he finally gave up driving, and then that was only after having a good look at mobility scooters.

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Quote: Originally posted by jeff juke on 15/11/2016
I use a mobility scooter and if it wasnt for it i wouldnt get about even though i have a car.I would just like to say that,we seem to judge people who have them though we know a little about that person.

A lot of disabled people,including my self,put on weight from being under active or,it maybe their medication thats causing them to be obese.

True by law you dont need insurance to drive one but,a civil prosecution may be took out if some one drives over you in one.

I say best of luck to the people who have them disabled or not as their usually on the pavement not like the people on pedal bikes who also have no insurance.





Well said, Jeff, in your second para. I have friends who have debilitating incurable illnesses but who look perfectly normal other than being overweight. Both take drugs to mediate their condition and very often can go through very bad periods of pain when walking and their only option of getting about is their mobility scooter.

I'm sure some mobility scooters, just as some BB's are abused but that doesn't give any of us the right to judge the extent of someone's mobility or other health issues.

I don't have a mobility scooter nor a BB but with lower back damage from my early 20's, exacerbated by a car crash and more recently caring for my late Mum for five years, I may be facing that. I would want to be able to go out and shop, meet friends, etc. and if one of these helps, so be it and I would not like to be on the receiving end of comments my friends have received.      

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Message posted by Opensauce15/11/2016 at 7:33pm
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I find it difficult to believe that anybody able bodied who has no problems walking a good distance would want a mobility scooter for local transport. Compared with alternatives ie pushbike or electric bike they seem more trouble than they are worth. They cost a fair bit. They need storage space at home & they are impractical to ride in crowded areas.

Without exception everybody I see around where I live riding mobility scooters look like they actually need to.

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Message posted by Mick S.15/11/2016 at 7:42pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Opensauce on 15/11/2016
I find it difficult to believe that anybody able bodied who has no problems walking a good distance would want a mobility scooter for local transport.



You dont see people stood at bus stops, or getting taxis to go 200 yards where you live then?
The worlds full of idle folk who will not walk by choice. And, if they want to choose this route, fair enough, but dont think they dont exist.

My original question was: has/would anyone get one for the hell of it? It seems not judging by what folk say. Maybe they are too dear second hand just yet.

But, im pretty certain, that in years to come when they are ten a penny, every idle jack will have one to nip to the shops/pub/bookies on.

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Why would anyone want a mobility scooter for '' The hell of it '', '' Maybe they are too dear just yet'', '' every idle jack will want one '' ???
      Mick, I'm sorry my friend but I think these statements sound prejudice and offensive towards disabled people.
       Everybody I know who has got one ( including my daughter who worked full time and walked regularly) need them or they can't get around.

Rob
      

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having read all of the posts on here regarding mobility scooters, I have come to this conclusion. most of you are taking umbrage of some of the comments regarding everyones misconception of riders of these scooters.i, not only have one but use it when out and about,i am disabled and overweight and i'm afraid, in most cases 1 goes hand in hand with the other. Again, whilst out and about in Benidorm, I also have seen, shall we say able-bodied using the double scooters and my friends son and his pals who were all able-bodied using said scooters on a lads stag do. So yes, there are some out there who think it fun to use.equally, I personally don't give a hoot what people think about me and my scooter, whist they're talking about me, they're leaving some other poor sod alone. and on that note, I will say, stay healthy, happy and most of all, look after each other, jan

Message posted by trevan03/12/2016 at 9:47pm
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if you have one through motability you are insured and also get breakdown cover.

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I have no problem with mob scooters being used if that person feels they need it. BUT I do have a problem with the way in which as usual the selfish minority use them. On many occasions I have seen them weaving around pedestrians at great speed or some just keep going forward expecting everyone else to jump aside!

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Message posted by Opensauce04/12/2016 at 10:32am
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No real solution to this. If users have mobility issues then it follows they may have difficulty controlling a mobility scooter. To this add oncoming dementia as user ages.

So it comes down to either user themselves or their family members taking responsibilty for any action that will remove what little freedom the user has left & render them housebound.

Rule of thumb is that if user is not capable of driving a car then they are not capable of using a mobility scooter but there is nobody to police that apart from user themselves or their family.

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Quote: Originally posted by trevan on 03/12/2016
if you have one through motability you are insured and also get breakdown cover.



Through motability a scooter costing under 1000 in a shop can cost nearly 3000 after 3 years and then you have to hand it back.

Message posted by jeff juke04/12/2016 at 3:15pm
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I wouldnt entertain mobility for one of their scooters.There are a lot of bargains to be got on Gumtree.

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