Sandy Surfaces Can be Dangerous for Power Wheelchairs

Slippery Surface for Power WheelchairToday I received a tip from a power wheelchair owner about his scary experience with his unit:

“I use a large center wheeled power chair and have found that a little sand on the sidewalk or road can cause very scary uncontrollable slides you can’t stop and can cause tip overs.  The same is true with scooters, but not as significant so please consider this when selecting a mobility device for outdoor use.
I personally experienced two 360 circles before regaining control of the chair, but fortunately did not fully tip over.”

Gord H.

Glenn: So beware of sandy surfaces with your mobility devices, much like you would riding a bicycle.

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