History of Lancashire Alliance Scooter Club

Scooter Home, Scooter Information and History

Scooters are popular for personal transport, partly based on their low cost of purchase and operation and on benefits that include convenience in parking and storage. Licensing requirements for scooters are easier and less expensive than those for cars in most parts of the world, and insurance is generally cheaper. They have a long and varied history.

In the budget in March 2010, Alistair Darling gave the self employed person who wishes to purchase scooter or motorbike the right to offset the price for tax purposes. In effect, if the scooter or bike is bought solely for business use, the whole purchase price can be claimed back from the taxable profits where it can now be declared on tax returns as an annual investment.

Before the scooter or motorbike is used on the road, it is a legal requirement that insurance must be taken out by the rider who is now faced with an array of options about the type of cover and, of course, the cost. Third party, fire and theft is currently the most popular form of insurance and is often an ideal choice for owners of the new scooters and bikes. Many purchasers of less expensive, perhaps second hand models might opt for third party only.

Scooters are great fun to ride, economical to run, trendy and fashionable but they are also dangerous if not ridden properly. You can’t control how other people use the roads but you should do everything possible to keep yourself safe while out and about.