Guidance

Using mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs on the road

The requirements for people who use mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs to get around.

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Mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs on the road: some guidance for users

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Mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs on the road: some guidance for users

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The government is committed to helping people who have mobility difficulties to get around. This is so that people can remain active members of the community and maintain their independence. Traditionally, mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs have been used by those with mobility difficulties; as the population ages, more elderly people are likely to use mobility scooters, which are considerably less expensive than powered wheelchairs. Both provide a means of getting around the neighbourhood and to local shops, for those unable to walk or having difficulty in walking.

Published 1 November 2012
Last updated 10 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Mobility scooters and wheelchairs guidance updated.
  2. First published.