She found that, in law, a mobility scooter is an invalid carriage – and this excludes it from traditional drink driving rules. … This means that the offence of drink-driving cannot apply, and that it is inappropriate for somebody on a mobility scooter to be stopped and breathalysed.
Can you drive a mobility scooter whilst drunk?
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!
Can you drink and ride electric scooter?
The act confirms that it is illegal to drive a motor vehicle when in excess of the legal limit. As such any person caught riding an E-Scooter having consumed alcohol or drugs in excess of the legal limits will face prosecution for a criminal offence.
Can you legally drive a mobility scooter on the road?
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. When parking, never leave your scooter where it might be in the way of other pedestrians, including people with prams or pushchairs and wheelchair users.
What makes a mobility scooter road legal?
A road legal mobility scooter is referred to by the DVLA as a ‘Class 3 invalid carriage’. Capabilities of a class 3 scooter are characterised as follows; A maximum device speed of 6.4kph (4mph) off the road. Capable of up to 12.8kph (8mph) on the road.
Do you have to pay road tax on a mobility scooter?
Vehicle tax, registration and insurance
You do not have to pay vehicle tax for any mobility scooter or powered wheelchair if it’s registered as class 3. Check whether it’s registered as a class 3 vehicle by asking the seller when you buy it.
Do you need a driving Licence for a scooter?
Once you have passed your Practical Test, you will have a licence to ride any machine of up to 125cc, so long as it’s power is restricted to 11kW, without L-plates and you may carry a pillion passenger.
Do you have to be disabled to use a mobility scooter?
You can drive a mobility scooter only if you have problems walking due to injury, physical impairment, or medical condition.
Are mobility scooters allowed on trains?
Most companies will let you on the train with your mobility scooter, though it might have to comply with certain limits, typically 300kg (including your weight) and less than 1.2 metres long. To travel with a scooter you could also have to have a permit supplied by the rail provider.
Can I keep my mobility scooter outside?
Can mobility scooters be stored outside? Yes, your scooter should be stored outside, preferably in a secure, lockable mobility scooter shed or unit with its own power supply for charging.
Can anyone ride 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.