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Power Wheelchairs and Travelling

Power Wheelchairs and Travelling

Travelling with mobility scooter can be challenging. If you know the drill, it would be much easier. Public transport allows disabled to travel with a scooter. But how far you can go with the equipment? At the same time, what are the safest ways to move around with such equipment?

This post attempts to provide some tips to travel safely with your scooters. Whether you are using lightweight folding wheelchair or mobility equipment, these tips will be helpful. Find out how you can get around comfortably with these aids.

How to Travel with your Mobility Aids

Before you plan, check what kind of help you will require to move with your tools. You can go on a short trip by taxi or cab with mobility scooters Australia. South West Mobility supplies wheelchairs with compact designs. They are foldable and can be fitted into the taxis.

  • Consider the Size

As you travel, make sure the size of the power wheelchair is smaller. Larger scooters can be taken to open spaces and public transport.

  • Make Plans Ahead

If you are booking for your travel in advance, inform the tour operators about your special needs. Check if they will be providing support like lowered floors and storing space.

  • Get Maintenance for Long Travel

Before heading on to travel, do get a thorough check-up of the equipment. It is important if you are planning to go on long distance travel or cruise trip. Make sure the brakes, locks, and wheels are in perfect condition.

  • Check for Local Regulations

Mobility scooters are freely allowed on the roads without license. However, it is good to check for the local regulations. Moreover, use the wheelchair for some time at home before and avoid using it directly for a travel.

South West Mobility offers a full range of mobility aids including moon boots in Sydney. Our product range contains knee support brace, bathroom aids, and pressure care cushions and mattresses. We also provide a free demonstration at your place.

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