Overloading your mobility device with too much weight doesn’t just drain the battery, it can affect the stability of your scooter. Specially-made accessories such as baskets, bags and pods can be added to your vehicle to ensure proper balance is maintained in all the right spots. Check with the manufacturer of your scooter to see what accessories are best for your needs so you can shop stress free!
Did you know that the maximum speed allowed for motorised mobility devices in Victoria is 10km/h on level ground?
Make sure you’re travelling at the right speed to keep you and other pedestrians safe. You can find out more about Victorian road rules by visiting VicRoads.
In a mobility scooter usage and safety survey report, scooter users involved in incidents reported that not being seen or noticed may have been the key cause. Thankfully, there are a few ways to increase visibility:
- Add a safety flag accessory to your device.
- Wear bright coloured clothing.
- Use lights, indicators and reflectors.