Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Facebook Not Exactly a Friendly Place for Scooter Users

If you were to search Facebook for the term 'mobility scooter' what would you expect to find? Would it be groups of scooter users sharing tips and discussing issues? Or maybe charities who are dedicated to getting people mobile? Bound to be plenty of dealers trying to flog over priced mobility aids right? Turns out all these things are drowned out by one thing - the groundswell of loathing for the humble scooter user. Some of the groups include: And my personal favourite
  • i hate people mobility scooters Quote: "dont u just hate the old fogeys? think they have right of way in shopping precincts, worse than bloody taxi drivers."
Now I don't know if this is a new thing, but in the last six months scooter users seem to have been identified as a legitimate target for pointless contradictory whinging (the main complaint seems to be people using scooters on the pavement... except when the complaint is that people use them on the roads). I'm sure this isn't just a Facebook phenomena, I'll have a look around the net over the next couple of days. Just incase this has left you feeling a little depressed, have a look at WE LOVE MOBILITY SCOOTERS AND THE PEOPLE ON THEM! . Might restore a little faith in humanity.

Picture of the Day

Chelsea pensioners’ motorised division: Retired army heroes on parade in mobility scooters (Telegraph)

New just in: Mobility Scooters are "Leisure Vehicles"

From the Times - Mobility scooter face tax increase
Mobility scooters for the disabled are likely to increase in price after a change in their tax classification to “leisure vehicles” by Brussels. The new designation puts the electric vehicles in the same category as golf buggies and racing cars and will mean extra import duty for those made outside the European Union.

Monday, 29 June 2009

Is this the Coolest 8mph Scooter on the Planet?

I give you The TGA Electric Breeze 4. I know I shouldn't get too excited by a mobility scooter, but honestly this thing is just tooooo pretty...

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

So what exactly are we doing here?

I haven't really thought about it that much, maybe some insights into choosing, buying and maintaining mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs. We'll see soon enough, but for now I need to get back to real work.