Road Legal Powerchairs
Road powerchairs travel up to 8mph (12kph) although most travel at 6mph (10kph). Like scooters, if you are travelling on a pavement it is illegal to go faster than 4mph. Most bus companies allow powerchairs on them without the need for a permit but it is best to check with the bus company first as they may not have a kneeling bus on your choosen route. Some powerchairs fold, some dismantle, but most powerchairs don't do either.
Shown here are the road powerchairs that we usually stock. Most are available to lease through the Motability Scheme as well as being available to buy privately. Most have SLA or Gel batteries and you can't remove them. None are airline friendly.
It is unlikely you will fit a road powerchair in your boot but if you have a large boot you might but may need a boot hoist or or a ramp to load it.
It is illegal to travel faster than 4mph on a pavement so you must slow down your road powerchair to pavement speed.
Road powerchairs have to be registered with the DVLA - if you buy from us we will sort that out for you. To be road legal your powerchair must have lights, indicators, a horn, and hazard warning lights.
Some people choose road powerchairs which can travel up to 8mph but only use them on the pavement at 4mph because they have better suspension and comfier seats, lights and a longer range.
Some powerchairs have extra features which you may help you such as power tilt (good if you are going down hill); power lift (raises the seat up and down) specialist seating cushions etc. Powerchairs will either be rear wheel drive (four wheels with the larger driver wheels at the rear); mid wheel drive (6 wheels with the larger drive wheels in the centre); or front wheel drive (four wheels with the larger drive wheels at the front).
We have good relationships with the majority of well known and respected mobility equipment suppliers so if you don't see what you are looking for it is likely we can get it for you.
We will not sell you a scooter or powerchair if we feel you are not competent to use it. Your safety and that of other road users is important to us. We don't pay our staff commission on sales, their main focus will be on finding the right product for you and not how much commission they can make!
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