Scooters for Disabled
Mobility scooters are designed for people who have difficulty walking or getting around without assistance. Anyone with limited mobility who can drive an electric scooter offers a good level of independence that the person may otherwise not have.
Modern mobility scooters are ideal for the elderly or disabled who want to travel long distances and can easily get on and off the scooter. Many scooters come with tools and accessories such as shopping baskets and holders for walking sticks to make carrying these things more manageable.
Mobility scooters are not available through the NHS, but they are available online for purchase, and you can add any accessories you need to your order. Useful mobility scooter accessories include rain covers, waterproof storage covers, bags, adjustable seats, shopping baskets and walking aid holders.
Mobility scooters come in two categories: Class two scooters that cannot be used on the road (except where there is no pavement), and Class three, which can be used on the road.
You do not need to register a class two mobility scooter, but you must register a class three scooter. You do not need a driving licence to drive a mobility scooter, but you do need to be over 14 years old to drive a class three scooter.
If you buy a class three mobility scooter, the seller will make you the registered keeper, and you will get a new vehicle log book (V5C) through the post. You don’t need to pay vehicle tax for a class three mobility scooter, but it makes sense to get yourself some insurance to protect yourself from theft and accidental damage.