Can I Use My Mobility Scooter On The Road?
You may be wondering what the difference is between a road and pavement scooter. Our scooters at Betty and Bertie Mobility are not road scooters.
What are the differences between a road scooter and a pavement scooter?
- Road scooters are ‘class 3’ mobility scooters as they have to be registered with the DVLA to drive legally on the road
- They need to be insured and taxed to be used on the roads, similar to cars
- They are bigger than the average pavement scooter
- The scooter can go up to 8mph on the roads but cannot exceed 4mph on the pavement
- Road scooters tend to be bulky and heavy, making it hard to transport around
- Pavement scooters are classed as ‘class 2’ mobility scooters as they can only be used on the pavement
- They cannot exceed 4mph on the pavements and in public
- They don’t need to be insured and taxed to be used on the pavement but we do advise you take out an insurance policy to protect your scooter as much as possible. Check out our insurance policy here.
- Pavement scooters are more compact and lightweight, making it easy to transport around
All three of our scooters are pavement friendly scooters and cannot be taken onto the road. Although two of our scooters do go up to 8mph, they cannot be taken onto the road as they are not designed for this.
If you are interested in a pavement scooter, take a look at our scooters here.
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