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Motor Vehicle Transport; Positioning Belts; Reaching And Bending - Pride MAXIMA Owner's Manual

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MOTOR VEHICLE TRANSPORT

Pride recommends that you do not remain seated in your scooter while traveling in a motor vehicle. The
scooter should be stowed in the boot of a car or in the back of a truck or van with batteries removed and
properly secured. In addition, all removable scooter parts, including the armrests, seat and shroud should
be removed and/or properly secured during motor vehicle transport.
WARNING! Although your scooter may be equipped with a positioning belt, this belt is not
designed to provide proper restraint during motor vehicle transport. Anyone traveling in
a motor vehicle should be properly secured in the motor vehicle seat with safety belts
fastened securely.
WARNING! Do not sit on your scooter while it is in a moving vehicle.
WARNING! Always be sure your scooter and its batteries are properly secured when it is
being transported. Batteries should be secured in an upright position and protective caps
should be installed on the battery terminals. Batteries should not be transported with any
flammable or combustible items.

POSITIONING BELTS

Your authorised Pride Dealer, therapist(s) and other healthcare professionals are responsible for determin-
ing your requirement for a positioning belt in order to operate your scooter safely.
WARNING! If you require a positioning belt to safely operate your scooter, make sure it
is fastened securely in order to reduce the possibility of a fall from the scooter.
GETTING ONTO AND OFF OF YOUR SCOOTER
Getting onto and off of your scooter requires a good sense of balance. Please observe the following safety
tips when getting onto and off of your scooter:
Remove the key from the key switch.
Ensure that your scooter is not in freewheel mode. See III. "Your Scooter."
Make certain that the seat is fixed into place.
Flip up the armrests to make getting on and off the scooter easier.
WARNING! Position yourself as far back as possible in the scooter seat to prevent the
scooter from tipping.
WARNING! Avoid putting all your weight on the scooter armrests and do not use the
armrests for weight bearing purposes, such as transfers. Such use may cause the
scooter to tip, resulting in a fall from the scooter and/or personal injury.
WARNING! Avoid putting all of your weight on the floorboard. Such use may cause the
scooter to tip.

REACHING AND BENDING

Avoid reaching or bending while driving your scooter. Bending forward creates the risk of accidental
throttle control lever contact. Bending to the side while seated creates the risk of tipping. It is important to
maintain a stable centre of gravity and keep the scooter from tipping. Pride recommends that the scooter
user determine his/her personal limitations and practice bending and reaching in the presence of a qualified
attendant.
WARNING! Do not bend, lean or reach for objects if you have to pick them up from the
scooter deck or from either side of the scooter. Movements such as these may change your
centre of gravity and the weight distribution of the scooter and cause your scooter to tip.
PROHIBITED! Keep your hands away from the tyres when driving. Be aware that loose
fitting clothing can become caught in drive tyres.
Maxima
I I . S A F E T Y
www.pridemobility.com
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