Whether you are deciding between getting a heavy duty mobility scooter and getting a lightweight counterpart, or whether you are looking to add an additional mobility scooter to your vehicle fleet, you have come to the right place.
There are three safety advantages of heavy duty scooters detailed in this article. They are: More powerful brakes, Bigger and wider tires for comfort, and Additional safety features.
Faster acting brakes
The lightweight mobility scooters sometimes feature disproportionally weaker and slower acting brakes. These scooters are usually used indoors and their speeds are limited.
However, the brakes on heavier mobility scooters are usually significantly stronger. You will have no difficulty braking either indoors or outdoors with stronger and faster acting brakes.
Bigger, wider, and more comfortable tires with suspension
On longer city drives across speed bumps, cracks in the pavement, and other obstacles, a lightweight mobility scooter will be less comfortable, and therefore less safe for you.
You will be more comfortable with a heavy duty mobility scooter on longer city rides. And more comfort will translate into higher alertness and therefore more safety during your ride.
Additional safety accessories
Rear view mirrors, headlights, and louder horns may not seem like much, but they usually come standard with bigger mobility scooters. That makes heavy duty scooters much safer in city traffic. Lightweight scooters usually do not include such add-ons.
So now that you have found the three advantages of heavy duty mobility scooter as far as safety of the city driving is concerned, the choice will be yours. Are additional safety features, more comfortable ride, and faster and stronger brakes worth paying more money for a heavier mobility scooter?
Now that you know what to look for, I am sure you will be able to make the right decision for yourself. Whatever your decision is, enjoy your new found mobility!