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Okay mobility scooters can really be such a convenient device for many people who are disabled or elderly !!
There are two different type of mobility scooters and they are Class 2 and Class 3.
Most people do not know what this means and it is really beneficial to understand.
With Class 2 Scooters you can travel up to 4 miles per hour on concrete or pavement. And it is totally legal by law to cross from one side of the road to the other with these scooters !!
A general rule to go by is that anywhere you can travel on your feet you can travel using the Class 2 scooter. This really makes it a contraption that is suited for many people who have problems getting around. Now they can travel to their neighbor’s house without a problem.
Another type of mobility scooter is the Class 3. Now the difference it has over the Class 2 is that the Class 3 is pretty much bigger in size and can be actually driven on the road legally where they can go up to 12 mph !! They do not require any kind of driver’s license. But they do have to follow regular highway driving laws.
From common sense and experience it really is NOT advisable to drive even the Class 3scooter on roadways. It is just not safe and ,although legal, you will be taking a unnecessary chance if you decide to drive on the roads.
The law requires that Class 3 Scooters come attached with lights , horns, mirrors, reflectors and brakes used by the hands. And incidentally Insurance is not required by Law to operate a Class 2 or Class 3 Scooter. But it is highly recommended you do so if you decide to drive on roadways !!
Hope this helps clarify some things concerning these two type of mobility scooters. And answers any questions you had about them.
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