Definition of mobility scooter in US English:

mobility scooter


  • An electrically powered scooter designed for people with restricted mobility, typically those who are elderly or disabled.

    • ‘Manual and powered wheelchairs can be insured as can mobility scooters.’
    • ‘Great grandad Stanley Murphy took a wrong turn in his mobility scooter - and ended up on a 70 mph carriageway.’
    • ‘A second mobility scooter which was parked outside nearby flats was also set on fire at 1.28 am on Monday.’
    • ‘Police were called at 9.40 pm after the youths tampered with his 98-year-old mother's mobility scooter.’
    • ‘He could still be seen around the Hampton area on his mobility scooter.’
    • ‘Why anyone would want to put a tax on mobility scooters is beyond me I mean, no-one chooses to have these things.’
    • ‘The fire spread after a mobility scooter parked outside their home in a sheltered housing complex was set alight.’
    • ‘They go bowling in Morecambe, visit Preston market, go out to work, cook in their own homes and get around on a mobility scooter.’
    • ‘Knowing him he probably didn't stick to the normal paths and ignored the limits of his mobility scooter.’
    • ‘Drivers of mobility scooters are being asked to take a police safety course after a spate of accidents involving the low-speed electric vehicles.’
    • ‘I am aware that recently concerns have been raised about the increasing number of accidents and incidents involving mobility scooters or buggies.’
    • ‘A disabled grandmother has received a speeding ticket accusing her of travelling at 41 mph on a mobility scooter that has a top speed of 8 mph.’
    • ‘British scientists are developing tracking technology for mobility scooters to prevent their elderly and disabled users getting lost.’
    • ‘Bright has been convicted of driving his mobility scooter over the drink-drive limit under a historic Victorian law dating back almost 140 years.’
    • ‘It comes following numerous accidents involving the vehicles, including incidents in which users have inadvertently driven their mobility scooters onto motorways.’
    • ‘Mobility scooter owners may have to take driving tests and buy compulsory motor insurance under plans being drawn up by the Government.’
    • ‘A church minister, the Reverend John Snape, was banned from boarding a train because his mobility scooter was 1.6 inches too long.’
    • ‘A WOMAN with multiple sclerosis has been left practically housebound after thieves stole her mobility scooter.’