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Electric mobility Scooters

 

Rules for electric mobility scooters

There are 2 main types of mobility scooter. The first type of electric mobility scooter is the Class 2 mobility scooter. Class 2 scooters are those mobility scooters which are restricted to 4mph. These mobility scooters are not allowed to be used on the road except for the purpose of crossing it or when there is no pavement. The second type of electric mobility scooter is the class 3 mobility scooter. Class three mobility scooters are allowed to be used on main roads but are subject to a number of rules. In order to make it easy to understand we’ve gathered together a list of these rules for you to follow.

Registration

Class 3 mobility scooters need to be registered with the DVLA. It won’t cost you anything but in order to meet the requirements to drive on the road you will need to fill out a form and display a null tax disc.

Rules of the road

As road vehicles class 3 mobility scooters are required to adhere to the normal rules of the road. While they are exempt from having to display a registration plate they are required to have headlights, indicators, a rear view mirror, reflectors, a horn and a valid tax disc. If you own a class 3 scooter it’s essential that these features of your scooter are properly maintained and in good working order. If they are not in working order you will be breaking the law and potentially subject to a hefty fine.

Where you are allowed to drive

While you are allowed to take your class 3 mobility scooter on normal roads you are not allowed to take it on all roads. Roads you are not allowed to drive on include motorways, dual carriage ways with unrestricted speedlimits (those over 50mph), bus lanes and bicycle lanes. You are technically allowed to drive on restricted speed dual carriageways but we’d advise you not to do this unless absolutely essential and only then if you have no other route available.

Insurance

Unlike with cars mobility scooters are not obliged to have insurance. That said you will still be liable for any damage you do while driving your mobility scooter so it makes good sense to take out liability insurance to protect yourself from potentially costly accidents. There are a number of insurance providers who specialise in the mobility market and we would be more than happy to pass details of them onto you if you contact us on 0845 0716233.

Speed

While you are allowed to drive your class 3 mobility scooter on the road at the upper speed limit of 8mph the speed limit for driving on the pavement is firmly capped at the lower limit of 4mph. This is for your own safety, as well as the safety of the pedestrians around you, because pedestrian areas are rife with potential hazards which you could easily drive into at the higher speed.

For more details on how to go about registering your mobility scooter as well as links to the more specific rules of the road you are required to stick to please follow this link to the DVLA website:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/dvla/vehicles/invalid_vehicles.aspx

If you want more information on the specific models of mobility scooter we at Indy can offer, you will find a limited selection here on our shop site or you can phone us on 0845 0716233 and talk to us about your needs.