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A power wheelchair is not a tool or machine that should be taken lightly. It's very important to follow a few simple powerchair safety tips in order to make sure that both the rider and the chair are kept in good shape. Be sure to service and clean your chair regularly; like any motorized item, it needs upkeep. Don't be tempted to ride your powerchair at high speeds (even if the chair will accommodate them), and if you're planning to use your powerchair at night, install (or use) headlights to make yourself visible outside.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|