Mobility Scooters are turning into good-lookers, too, with cool new models inspired by car and motor scooter styling. Most models have four wheels for stability and some lightweight types fold easily into the boot of a car,  or can be trollied along like a suitcase when travelling.

There are also innovative new five-wheel models, which offer extra stability and agility. With these, the position of the adjustable seat and footrests allow you to maintain a more comfortable posture and optimum centre of gravity. And the five wheels make kerb climbing easier, as the outside front wheels stabilise while the large centre wheel gently raises or lowers the vehicle safely. Leading companies will now offer full guidance, training and advice before and after purchase, so that rookie scooter owners can enjoy their newfound freedom, safely and with a good understanding of highway laws.