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  1. Mobility Scooters, Do I Need to Register?

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    Mobility scooters are more popular than ever before. They provide those of us, with restricted mobility, the opportunity to tend to their daily tasks. However, what are the rules? Can a mobility scooter be used on the roads?

    Nick Cassidy, explains ” You do not need a licence to drive a mobility scooter or powered wheelchair, but you may have to register it. Only certain types can be driven on the road. Mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs come in two categories. ‘Class 2 invalid carriages’ – these cannot be used on the road (except where there is no pavement) and have a maximum speed of 4mph. ‘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.”

    “You do not need to register a class 2 invalid carriage. You must register class 3 invalid carriages.”

    If you have any queries, Mr Cassidy can be contacted at our Burnley Office.