HandyScoot™ Lightweight Travel Mobility Scooter Traveling Tips
Here are some resources to make traveling with your HandyScoot™ easier.
Handyscoot Australia is proud to bring to you the ultimate lightweight travel mobility scooter. If this is the first time owning a portable mobility scooter you might be wondering about mobility scooter rules and regulations or mobility scooter laws Australia.
On this page you will find valuable links to websites with answers to those and more questions.
Do you need a licence for a mobility scooter in Queensland? Delta airlines mobility scooter, are mobility scooters allowed on buses? mobility scooter speed limit, are mobility scooters allowed in hospitals? Can I take my mobility scooter on a cruise?
We invite you to read on. For questions about using a mobility scooter or queries such as can a mobility scooter fit in a car; Handyscoot Australia brings you a set of videos on its main features and how to’s. Refer to the introduction of the ultimate folding super lite Handyscoot below and other videos on this website Handyscoot How-to-videos
We wish you all the best! ride on and continue enjoying life out and about…
Traveling by Air
Qantas – Battery Powered Devices and Equipment: https://www.qantas.com/au/en/travel-info/baggage/dangerous-goods/battery-powered-devices-and-equipment.html. Note the Handyscoot batteries are 288 Watts, additional forms supplied by the airline are to be filled out. Batteries might need to be removed from the scooter and handed in to the attendant. On this section: https://handyscoot.com.au/how-to-videos/ you will find valuable videos on your new Handyscoot, on this video How to assemble the HandyScoot™ (minute 1″36′ ) will show you how to install and remove the battery
Jetstar – Traveling with assistive devices: https://www.jetstar.com/au/en/help/articles/travelling-with-assistive-devices Note the Handyscoot batteries are 288 Watts, additional forms supplied by the airline are to be filled out. Batteries might need to be removed from the scooter and handed in to the attendant. On this section: https://handyscoot.com.au/how-to-videos/ you will find valuable videos on your new Handyscoot, on this video How to assemble the HandyScoot™ (minute 1″36′ ) will show you how to install and remove the battery
Smart Traveller – Advice for travellers with a disability: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/before-you-go/health/disability#airandsea
Civil Aviation Safety Authority – Safe Lithium Ion Batteries: https://www.casa.gov.au/operations-safety-and-travel/travel-and-passengers/you-fly/batteries-and-portable-power-packs
Travelling safely with lithium batteries video:
IATA Battery Powered Wheelchair and Mobility Aid Guidance Document: https://www.iata.org/whatwedo/cargo/dgr/Documents/mobility-aid-guidance-document-2019-en.pdf
What to do when Airline Damages your Scooter:
U.S. and Australia Consumer Air Travel Reports: https://www.transportation.gov/individuals/aviation-consumer-protection/air-travel-consumer-reports
U.S. Air Carrier Access Act: https://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer/passengers-disabilities
China Battery Limitations: https://www.china-airlines.com/us/en/fly/prepare-for-the-fly/baggage/dangerous-goods-information
UK Civil Aviation Authority – Traveling with mobility and medical equipment: https://www.caa.co.uk/passengers/prm/travelling-with-mobility-and-medical-equipment
Taking a Cruise
Note: the HandyScoot™ rear axle can be adjusted to 22″ wide which meets the requirements of most cruise lines.
Holland America Line®: https://www.hollandamerica.com/en_US/accessibility.html
Norwegian Cruise Line®: https://www.ncl.com/fr/en/about/accessible-cruising
Royal Carribean International: https://www.royalcaribbean.com/experience/accessible-cruising/mobility-disabilities
New South Wales – Mobility aid specifications: https://transportnsw.info/travel-info/using-public-transport/accessible-travel/mobility-aid-specifications
Queensland Government – Travelling with a wheelchair or mobility scooter: https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/travel-and-transport/disability-access-and-mobility/travelling-with-a-wheelchair-or-mobility-scooter.aspx
Northern Territory – Using a mobility aid on a bus: https://nt.gov.au/driving/public-transport-cycling/help-getting-around/using-a-mobility-aid-on-a-bus
ACT – Safer travel for passengers using Mobility Aids on Public Transport: https://www.transport.act.gov.au/travel-options/bus/passenger-information/accessible-travel/mobility-aids-on-buses
South Australia – Public transport help for people with disabilities: https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/driving-and-transport/disability/public-transport-help
Victoria – Travelling on the network / Accessibility / Mobility aid specifications: https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/more/travelling-on-the-network/accessibility/mobility-aid-specifications/
Local Traveling and Using the Road
Queensland Government – Department of Transport and Main Roads: https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/travel-and-transport/disability-access-and-mobility/travelling-with-a-wheelchair-or-mobility-scooter.aspx
Transport for NSW – Centre for Road Safety: https://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/stayingsafe/ontheroad-65plus/mobility-scooters.html
RACV – Mobility devices in Victoria: https://www.racv.com.au/on-the-road/driving-maintenance/road-safety/road-rules/motorised-mobility-devices
South Australia – City of Victor Harbor – Motorised Scooter Awareness: Motorised-Scooter-Awareness-Brochure_2021
Disability Rights/Projects/Mobility Scooters in Registered Clubs: https://humanrights.gov.au/our-work/disability-rights/projects/mobility-scooters-registered-clubs