December 6, 2017 3.48 pm This story is over 46 months old

Legal, but how dangerous? Driver spotted on mobility scooter on Lincolnshire country road

Have you seen a mobility scooter being driven on the road before?

It is not every day you are driving on a country lane and spot a mobility scooter making its way on the road – but is the driver breaking the law in doing so?

One person was spotted driving on Marsh Lane heading from Ingoldmells to Orby at around 2.30pm on Wednesday, December 6.

According to, you do not need a licence to drive a mobility scooter or powered wheelchair, although it could be illegal to drive it on the road.

‘Class 2 invalid carriages’ cannot be used on the road except where there isn’t a pavement and can only travel at a maximum speed of 4mph.

‘Class 3 invalid carriages’ can be used on the road. They have a maximum speed of 4mph off the road, and 8mph on the road.

It may be legal to do it, but whether it is wise or safe to do so is another question entirely.

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