Not surprisingly, a few might be considering whether or not they could use a mobility scooter?
Sadly not. Unlike the ill-fated Sinclair C5 of the mid 1980s, mobility scooters are classed as invalid carriages.
So, whilst the larger Class 3 8mph scooters may be road legal, they can only be used by a non-disabled person in the following circumstances:
- to demonstrate a scooter for sale
- to give instruction to a disabled person
- to transport the mobility scooter for repairs or servicing
An otherwise fine plan scuppered, eh?
Not to worry. Although you cannot use a mobility scooter as a vehicle if you're not disabled, there are other cheaper alternatives to cars.
If you're travelling less than 25 miles a day, an electric bike may be the answer. And before you complain about the British weather, take a look at this blog article about cycling in Denmark.