An unusual item from my search engine list – “Worried how I look on a mobility scooter”.
Only one sensible thing I can say to that. Why?
Why should you care what other people, especially total strangers, think? It’s of no consequence, and if you need a scooter, that’s all that matters.
There will always be some who find you hilarious, or shout abuse from a passing car (though, really, they’re quite rare – in ten years I can count these events on my fingers and still have a spare hand). These people are known technically as fuckwits, are sub-human and beneath contempt. Ignore them.
There’s one thing to consider about a scooter – would a powerchair be better? You won’t get the range, but you can get the same performance in a Class 3 powerchair that you will in a Class 3 scooter. The big difference, apart from increased comfort, is that you can put a powerchair in a taxi, or take it on a train. For the most part you can’t do either with a scooter.
Other than that, when you’re out and about, keep one thought firmly fixed in your mind – Fuck ’em if they don’t like it!