A very common question that people ask is how fast can a mobility scooter go? Not very fast, is probably the best answer.
Why? Because it is not meant to thrill, by speed. It is meant to get people who cannot walk from point A to B and back again, quickly but safely.
Most models fall under the following speed categories:
- Travel Scooters: these have a max speed of 5 mph.
- Full-sized Scooters: these have a max speed of 6 mph.
- Heavy-duty Scooters: these have a max speed of 10 mph.
It is not as if mobility scooters cannot be powered with extra speed, but mobility scooters are manufactured with a safe speed limit, which is in line with the purpose of the scooter.
There is however an interesting fact to driving a mobility scooter. Although they don’t go very fast, riding one might seem much faster than a car or a bicycle. This is because most mobility scooters do not have a suspension. This results in the rider feeling every single bump and crack on the road or pavement.
Even though they are not very fast, there are certain things to keep in mind when driving a mobility scooter:
- Just like you have rules for vehicle safety there are rules for safety of mobility scooters. Learn them!
- The maximum speed for mobility scooters on pavements, keeping in mind safety, is suggested to be 4 mph.
If you want to drive fast on a mobility scooter do it on the road and not on pavements or dirt roads, etc.