Mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs-the rules about driving them in the UK.

Mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs

Mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs

Of course, you don’t need a licence to drive a mobility scooter or powered wheelchair. Because  you may have to register it. Therefore, only certain types can be driven on the road.

Thereupon, mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs come in 2 categories:

  • ‘class 2 invalid carriages’ – these can’t be used on the road (except where there isn’t a pavement) and have a maximum speed of 4mphMobility scooters and powered wheelchairs
    ‘class 3 invalid carriages’ – these can be used on the road, and have a maximum speed of 4mph off the road, and 8mph on the road
    There is no need to register a class 2 invalid carriage.

You must register Class 3 invalid carriages.

Drivers must be 14 or over to drive a class 3 invalid carriage.

https://www.gov.uk/mobility-scooters-and-powered-wheelchairs-rules/overview

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