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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Disability Money Matters
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Disability Money Matters
ive just got myself a mobility scooter on an 0% interest plan,
and they advice liability insurance and breakdown insurance they offer a package but its far more expensive than the few ive found,

do i need liability ins for pottering around the village?
breakdown i can understand as ill not be able to push it home.

im trying to look on line (im rubbish at it)for breakdown ins ect

anyone using a good company they can advise
thanks
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  • D_M_ED_M_E Forumite
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    If you are only pottering about the village then I think you can forget about insurance.

    If you break down, just simply call a taxci and get them to take you and the scooter home - tell them you have a scooter when you call.

    If you really want to pay for insurance,

    https://www.fishinsurance.co.uk/products/mobility-scooter-insurance/

    https://www.mobilityuk.com/mobility-scooters/insurance/

    https://www.surewise.com/mobility-scooter-insurance/

    Also, ask whoever sold it to you how long it's guarranteed for - is the a year's warranty on it or longer?
  • shaun40400shaun40400 Forumite
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    this is a big scooter ,not one you would put in your boot of your car,
    thanks for the links
    WAS DEBT FREE & STILL BAAARRRRRKING :cool:
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  • LadyDeeLadyDee Forumite
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    Liability insurance is for if you run somebody over - rather an essential I should think - maybe a legal requirement. If not then it should be, the way some mobility scooter riders dash around our local precinct!
  • Robin9Robin9 Forumite
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    D_M_E wrote: »
    If you are only pottering about the village then I think you can forget about insurance.



    It doesn't matter how much you potter you need Public Liability.
    Never pay on an estimated bill
  • shaun40400shaun40400 Forumite
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    Robin9 wrote: »
    It doesn't matter how much you potter you need Public Liability.

    nope insurance of any kind is not required by law,
    WAS DEBT FREE & STILL BAAARRRRRKING :cool:
    hello my name is shaun,,,and im not so addicted to farmville,still addicted to football:o:o

    BAAAARRRRRRRRRRKING er insanely so :o
  • Robin9Robin9 Forumite
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    It may not be required by law but the day you cause an accident ................... !
    Never pay on an estimated bill
  • D_M_ED_M_E Forumite
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    You say it's a big scooter - is it one of the ones that must be registered with the DVLA and have its own numberplates?

    Another point to consider is would it be considered too big for the rider?
  • shaun40400shaun40400 Forumite
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    D_M_E wrote: »
    You say it's a big scooter - is it one of the ones that must be registered with the DVLA and have its own numberplates?

    Another point to consider is would it be considered too big for the rider?

    mobility scooters do not require dvla registration,they are limited to 4 mph or 8 mph for road use, but must have lights,indicators and emergency brake system to go on the road,
    personally 8 mph is to slow to be on the road unless there's no footpath for a short distance,
    WAS DEBT FREE & STILL BAAARRRRRKING :cool:
    hello my name is shaun,,,and im not so addicted to farmville,still addicted to football:o:o

    BAAAARRRRRRRRRRKING er insanely so :o
  • sherambersheramber Forumite
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    shaun40400 wrote: »
    mobility scooters do not require dvla registration,they are limited to 4 mph or 8 mph for road use, but must have lights,indicators and emergency brake system to go on the road,
    personally 8 mph is to slow to be on the road unless there's no footpath for a short distance,

    class 3 registration
    https://www.gov.uk/mobility-scooters-and-powered-wheelchairs-rules/vehicle-tax-registration-and-insurance
  • edited 23 August 2019 at 12:30PM
    LinW13LinW13 Forumite
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    edited 23 August 2019 at 12:30PM
    Hiya,

    I have a habit of saying the obvious - so hope the following does not offend...

    Please make sure you know where the switch to dis-engage your motor is - otherwise you will need a bulldozer to move it manually.
    I once witnessed two young Sainsburys lads trying to push a bloke home in his scooter. They were almost having to lift it. One flick of the dis-engage switch and they were on their way rejoicing.
    Best wishes,
    Lin
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