At Discount Mobility we try to make the purchase of any new mobility scooter as easy as possable, so we have put together a few mobility scooter facts together from questions we get asked on a daily basis from our mobility scooter customers.
Are mobility scooters allowed on the pavement
Manual wheelchairs and Class 2 vehicles are those with an upper speed limit of 4 mph (6 km/h) and are designed to be used on pavements. Class 3 vehicles are those with an upper speed limit of 8 mph (12 km/h) and are equipped to be used on the road as well as the pavement.
Do you need a Licence for a mobility scooter
You do not need a licence to drive mobility scooters or powered wheelchair, but you may have to register it. … 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.
What is a Class 3 mobility scooter
Class 3 mobility scooters (6-8mph) are intended for both road and pavement use. They are able to reach speeds of up to 8mph; however they must not exceed 4mph when ridden on pavements. Class 3 scooters must be registered with the DVLA.
How long do mobility scooters last
In a ‘light’ mobility application such as using your scooter once or twice a week the battery can deliver up to four to five years lifespan, in a ‘heavier’ application such as using your scooter daily on long journeys, the lifespan could be between three to four years.
Are mobility scooters allowed on main roads
Mobility scooters are allowed on the road in the UK if they meet certain requirements. … 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
Do I need to register my mobility scooter with DVLA
There is a legal requirement to register a scooter with the DVLA, but it only applies to Class 3 scooters (those that can do more than 4mph and have lights) for road use. A Class 3 scooter that is registered with the DVLA will have a tax disc issued to display for road use.
How far can you travel on a mobility scooter
In general, mid-range mobility scooters can travel up to 4mph. Thanks to increased battery power, they can deliver a distance range of 15 to 25 miles on a single charge (depending on which model you choose, and the battery it’s fitted with)
Are mobility scooters street legal
On the road legal mobility scooters, there is usually a switch which lowers the maximum speed from 8mph to 4mph, which then allows the scooter to be used legally on a pavement. … Class 3, 8mph mobility scooters are road legal, and so can travel on the highway.
If you are unsure about owning a mobility scooter give team at Discount Mobility a phone call on 01245 905144 with your qustions.