Can you drive a mobility scooter drunk?

Can you be charged for drink driving on a mobility scooter?

In a test case in 2016, a man driving a mobility scooter was breathalysed and charged with drink driving. In a car, you will lose your license for being over the limit. However, a mobility scooter is a disability aid – not a luxury.

Can anyone have a mobility scooter?

Not just anyone can drive a mobility scooter! You can drive a mobility scooter only if you have a physical disability, or limited mobility because of an injury or medical condition.

Do you have to insure a mobility scooter?

While mobility scooter insurance is not compulsory, most authorities strongly advise that people take out insurance to protect their personal safety, the safety of others, the value of their mobility scooter and cover themselves against the significant out-of-pocket costs associated with legal liability.

Can you get done for drink driving on an electric scooter?

The act confirms that it is illegal to drive a motor vehicle when in excess of the legal limit. As such any person caught riding an E-Scooter having consumed alcohol or drugs in excess of the legal limits will face prosecution for a criminal offence.

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Does the AA cover mobility scooters?

Your scooter or powered wheelchair is fully covered by specialist breakdown assistance for the life of your lease agreement.

Is there a speed limit for mobility scooters?

Some scooters (Class 3 scooters) can go up to 8 mph, which is twice as fast as walking speed. … Any scooters that go any faster than this will have a speed limiter switch to ensure that they don’t go any faster than is allowed! Smaller mobility scooters go a little slower at 4 mph (walking speed).

Do you have to wear a helmet on a mobility scooter?

Head injuries are a common result of mobility scooter accidents—it is recommended that you always wear a helmet for protection to reduce the risk of a head injury. Mobility scooters must not travel at more than 10 km/h.

Does insurance pay for mobility scooters?

Mobility scooters are only covered by your medical insurance when medically necessary. Before Medicare considers paying for your scooter, you must have a face-to-face appointment and a written prescription from a doctor.

Do I have to tax my mobility scooter?

You do not have to pay vehicle tax for any mobility scooter or powered wheelchair if it’s registered as a ‘class 3 invalid carriage’. Check whether a vehicle is registered as an ‘invalid carriage’ by asking the seller when you buy it.

How often should a mobility scooter be serviced?

How often should a mobility scooter be serviced? We recommend a new scooter is serviced six months after date of purchase and then every 12 months. Older mobility scooters should be serviced every 12 months.