You can drive a mobility scooter only if you have problems walking due to injury, physical impairment, or medical condition.
Do you have to be disabled to use a mobility scooter?
Who is allowed to use a mobility scooter? If you aren’t disabled, you can only drive a mobility scooter if you are demonstrating the vehicle before it’s sold, training a disabled user or taking the vehicle to or from maintenance or repair.
Can anybody use a mobility scooter?
Not just anyone can drive a mobility scooter! You can drive a mobility scooter only if you have a physical disability, or limited mobility because of an injury or medical condition.
Can an able bodied person use a mobility scooter?
There are a few exceptions for able-bodied people, who can use them if they are demonstrating the vehicle before it is sold, training a disabled user or taking the vehicle to or from being maintained or repaired.
Can anyone drive a mobility scooter on the road?
Driving mobility scooters on the pavement
Both class 2 and class 3 scooters can be used on the pavement at a maximum speed of four mph, but never on ‘cycle-only’ paths.
Can you use a mobility scooter on the pavement?
Can I go on the pavement with a mobility scooter? Yes – in fact, it is preferred that mobility scooters are driven on pavements where they are available, as pavements are safer than roads. This means that mobility scooters should only be driven on roads when there is no suitable pavement to drive on.
Is a mobility scooter classed as a motor vehicle?
Mobility scooters not classified as motor vehicles.
Can you use a mobility scooter in shops?
Are Mobility Scooters Allowed in Shops? Yes! … However, if you have a large, all-terrain vehicle you may struggle to navigate around some shops as the access is usually designed for wheelchairs and smaller pavement mobility scooters.
Can you be drunk in charge of a mobility scooter?
You should not under any circumstance drink and drive whether it be a mobility scooter, wheelchair, horse and cart or a motor vehicle of any sort it is dangerous!