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Invalid buggies FAQs

Invalid buggies can change people's lives by giving them back their mobility. We look at some common questions regarding these buggies...

Do I need to take a test to drive an invalid buggy?

No, there is no legal requirement for you to take a test before using your invalid buggy. We strongly recommend that you practice in a quiet area before taking to public footpaths.

Do I need insurance?

You don't need insurance, but it's definitely a good idea to consider it. Invalid buggy insurance can protect against accidents, theft, criminal damage and liability.

Do invalid buggies require much maintenance?

No. You should have your buggy serviced annually. In between these checks, keep your buggy clean and dry, and follow the manufacturer's guide to charging the battery. Store it in a dry place - like a shed or garage.

What is the weight capacity?

Weight capacities vary greatly from buggy to buggy. The standard weight capacity is around 20 stone, but there are invalid buggies designed for larger people that can accommodate 40 stone.

What is the travelling range?

Again, this depends on the individual model, but expect to get between 10 and 30 miles out of a full charge.

Can I use my invalid buggy indoors?

Yes, the vast majority of invalid buggies are designed to be used indoors and outdoors.

Can I carry passengers on my invalid buggy?

No, invalid buggies are designed to be used by a single person. Any insurance may become void if you carry a passenger.

 

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