Mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs: the rules

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Mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs: the rules

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This post contains the Government guidance and also a guide produced by the National Shopmobility Federation.

scooter code cover picture

National Shopmobility Federation scooter code

In summary,

“Mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs come in 2 categories:

  • ‘class 2 invalid carriages’ – these cannot be used on the road (except where there is not a 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”

To obtain a copy in an alternative format or language
Please write to:
Department for Transport, Great Minster House, 33 Horseferry Road, London. SW1P 4DR.

Email: Contact form https://forms.dft.gov….
Telephone: 0300 330 3000

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