This section has useful information on the benefits of using a mobility scooter, and the steps you need to take to ensure you are compliant while on the roads.
You do not need a licence to drive a mobility scooter or powered wheelchair, but you may have to register it. Only certain types can be driven on the road. The law calls these types of vehicles ‘invalid carriages’.
You can only drive a mobility scooter or powered wheelchair if you:
- have trouble walking because of an injury, physical disability or medical condition
- are demonstrating the vehicle before it’s sold
- are training a disabled user
- are taking the vehicle to or from maintenance or repair
Follow the links at the bottom of this page to find out further information and guidance on the use of mobility scooters.