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Mobility scooter given police escort off a busy dual carriageway

Two people riding a mobility scooter were escorted off a busy dual carriageway by Gloucestershire Constabulary.

Dashcam footage from the police officers’ car showed the mobility scooter crawling along the A40 at 8mph. Officers in an unmarked car guided the mobility scooter driver and his passenger towards the Shell petrol station at Longford, Gloucestershire.

Gloucestershire police said on Twitter: ‘A video sent to us from our @tri-force colleagues from the A40 #Gloucester of an incident they have dealt with recently… #keepingpeoplesafe comes in a variety of ways!’

Class three mobility scooters can go on the roads at maximum speeds of 8mph and are allowed on dual carriageways, although they are advised to avoid them if the speed is over 50mph. They must be registered with the DVLA.

A spokesperson for Gloucestershire Police said: “The footage was taken on 7 April at 5.28pm on the A40 Gloucester bypass.

Police received several calls from concerned motorists who were worried for the safety of the pair on the mobility scooter on a road with had a speed limit of 70mph. Tri force officers attended promptly and safely escorted the pair off the dual carriageway. Officers then gave advice and education about safety on the roads. They then stayed with the pair and arranged for a taxi to collect them and the scooter so they could safely make their way to their destination.”

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