Latest Scooter Stories

2009-09-02 07:15:00

MIAMI, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Shari Tetrick says the scooter she rented for her husband, Kelly, prior to their cruise changed the entire trip. "Kelly gets around fine at home, but on a large ship and shore excursions, I knew it would be difficult. Originally, Kelly didn't want a scooter, but I wasn't going to let anything ruin this cruise." Valerie F. felt the same about renting a wheelchair for her father. "The Explorer of the Seas is HUGE and dad wouldn't have enjoyed it as much without...

2009-08-26 14:45:00

When the motorcycle first became part of American culture, it was largely due to its status as a machine built for rebels. However, due to slower sales, retailers and manufacturers are attempting to shift the perception of the American motorcycle from a road monster to a eco-friendly fuel sipper. Reuters cited data from the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) showing that combined sales of the top 12 motorcycle brands were down 46 percent during the first half of this year, compared to the same...

2009-08-25 12:44:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- MyGoPet, Inc. has announced the availability of the GoPet Personal Electric Transportation scooter, a new three-wheeled electric vehicle that's an easy-to-ride, earth-friendly alternative to other forms of transportation. GoPet is designed for numerous applications including moving personnel quickly around industrial areas, giving police/security officers a wider range of patrol, offering students an economical way to hurry around campus and giving...

2009-08-13 17:09:00

MIAMI, Fla., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Two strokes have limited Felix Chapman's mobility and ability to care for himself. Following the strokes, he lived in a nursing home for a couple of years. He made some progress through intensive physical therapy and now lives independently. One day in April on his way to the local supermarket, a driver hit Chapman, knocking him out of his power chair, and then sped away. He was miraculously uninjured, but the damage to his chair made it useless....

2009-06-22 10:57:00

Forget the Economy! It's the Perfect Time for Fitness! LOS ANGELES, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine you can ride a movable stairmaster or stair climber in the park or along the beach. Now a brand new product makes the fun thing happen, not simply putting the traditional fitness equipment on wheels, but with a unique design to allow your "stair climber" movable to anywhere you want. Pumgo Fitness Scooter, a new concept of fitness, will be introduced to California starting from June 27 on...

2009-06-02 16:01:00

CASHIERS, N.C., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Typical ninth graders are worried about fitting in at their new high schools, staying in touch with friends from middle school, or keeping up with the latest popular trends--they should not be concerned about getting from one class to the next or other mobility issues. But Luis Magana is not a typical ninth grader, and neither are his classmates. Although Magana was diagnosed with brain cancer almost four years ago, he continues to attend school on a...

2009-05-13 10:17:00

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- To help educate people about the importance of working with lawful and ethical mobility suppliers, The SCOOTER Store, America's leading provider of power wheelchairs and scooters, celebrated National Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week May 4-8. The company joined professional compliance organizations and other agencies across the country to recognize ongoing efforts to reinforce their commitments to integrity and ethics as well as compliance with...

2009-04-30 14:34:57

An 85-year-old Pennsylvania woman said the man who stole her electric scooter told her he was taking it for an oil change and other repairs. Betty Keefer, 85, said the man showed up at her Greensburg, Penn., home March 11, said he was taking the black Sonic Pride scooter for repairs and promised to return the item within a week, WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh, reported Thursday. Keefer said she was somewhat suspicious of the man's claims but allowed him to take the scooter anyway. I had an idea he'd try...

2009-04-23 10:00:00

Eco-aware company to plant a tree for every registered grand opening guest SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Scoot Shop, Sacramento's only full-service, dedicated scooter dealership today announced their grand opening to be held from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at the Scoot Shop, located at 1619-A E Street in Sacramento. In honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day, The Scoot Shop will plant a tree in the California National Forest for every guest that...

2009-04-23 17:13:11

British police said an 89-year-old man took a wrong turn on his mobility scooter and wound up on a 70 mph motorway. Officers said they took the man home Tuesday after maintenance workers found him traveling 8 mph on the shoulder of the M20 in Cheriton, England, the Daily Mail reported Thursday. I could not believe it when I saw him casually driving towards us. It was frightening, but when we stopped him he was determined to carry on along the M20, said a maintenance worker who asked not to be...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'