Do I need a license, tax or any other papers to drive mobility scooter on roads?
No, but you would have to register it with DVLA. You would need to complete V44/4 for new vehicles or V55/5 for used ones.
Do I need insurance for mobility scooter?
It is not legal requirement to have an insurance but it is highly recommended for your own piece of mind.
Is there a speed limit for mobility scooters?
Yes, there are. ‘Class 2 invalid carriages’ are allowed to drive with maximum speed of 4mph. ‘Class 3’ are allowed to drive on the roads with maximum speed of 8mph and 4mph off the roads.
There isn’t legal requirement for good eyesight but for your own safety and others it is recommended to have good visibility every time you drive a mobility scooter.
Can I drive on footpaths?
Yes. ‘Class 2’ and ‘Class 3 invalid carriages’ are allowed to be driven on footpaths for pedestrians. However, you are not allowed to drive on cycle paths only.