Conveniently, the clue is in the name! Bigger and more robust than compact scooters but not as wide or heavy as road versions, pavement mobility scooters are designed for use on pavements and can therefore only reach a top speed of 4mph. This limit is important not only for the safety of the user but also for pedestrians also using the path – you should never take pavement scooters on the road.
Pavement mobility scooters UK fall under the classification of ‘Class 2 invalid carriages’ and so don’t need to be registered before use. They come with a wide variety of specifications, ranging from simpler models for those on a smaller budget to more luxurious options with technologically advanced features and sophisticated additions.
Pro Rider Mobility has partnered with many reputable mobility brand names such as FreeRider, TGA, and Drive Medical to bring you a wide choice of pavement, mid size mobility scooters, starting at just £599 ex VAT.
The answer to this really comes down to your lifestyle and how you intend to use your scooter. The pavement scooter acts as the mid way point between compact and heavy duty, delivering more comfort and stability than a boot model but without the bulkiness of a road scooter.
Consider a pavement mobility scooter if:
- You don’t need to use your scooter on the roads
- You’re not as restricted by portability/scooter weight
- You want a bit more comfort and stability but don’t need lots of power
- You’re looking for something slightly bigger than a compact version but still with good manoeuvrability
- You’re interested in getting a few extras, e.g. indicators, lights
Take into account your home set up – including what storage space you have available – whether you want to use your scooter for short or long journeys, how important convenience is for day to day use, etc.