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disabled scooters

Started by: aitch (5487) 

Can anyone tell me if the scooters that are used by the disabled are allowed to be used on the road in the same manner as a car, I was in Lowton this morning and was stuck behind an oldish man on one of these scooters doing about 5
miles an hour, not a cat in hells chance of passing him until he turned off into where all the oap bungalows are on Lowton road, he could easily have gone on the pavement but was set on driving down the road, Its not something Ive met before and I just wondered what the law was in respect of these vehicles.

Started: 11th Sep 2006 at 20:16

Posted by: tonker (23409) 

They aren't allowed to go more than 30 mph in a built up area.

Replied: 11th Sep 2006 at 20:18

Posted by: empress (9667) 

Yeah theres a law.......its called law unto themselves?!!I was driving in atherton last week and one was swerving all over the place, it had a full rain cover on like a kids pram........but....there aren't any wipers!!!!! So they were all over the place, obviously couldn't see through it.

Replied: 12th Sep 2006 at 18:24

Posted by: kayleigh (1161)

If they have lights and indicaters they are classed as road worthy, they mostly can only do 8 miles a hour.

Replied: 12th Sep 2006 at 19:32

Posted by: dark horse (295) 

I found this quite interesting link.


http://www.dft.gov.uk/stellent/groups/dft_mobility/documents/page/dft_mobility_611259-06.hcsp

Replied: 12th Sep 2006 at 20:33

 

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