To comply with the proposed Blue Label system, electric mobility devices must:
Not exceed 300kg when occupied or 170kg when unoccupied;
Be limited to a maximum speed of 10km/h with a low speed mode limited to 5km/h.
Be in accordance with or exceed the specifications of Class B wheelchairs.
Occupants must be a minimum of 140cm tall when seated, or attach a flag meeting the height requirement.
No wheelchair weighing more than 120kg will be accepted on selected commercial aircraft. cluded from blue label eligibility because the proposed new standard requires wheelchairs to meet or exceed Class B specifications.
“Class A devices are smaller and more portable – usually used indoors or on flat, even terrain – and very unlikely to comply with the Class B stability requirements,” he said.
“Effectively, this new standard says everyone needs to own a Land Cruiser because there are some places a Mini can’t drive.”
The draft document can be viewed in full at www. scootersaus.com.au/ images/PDFs/Draft_ standard.pdf