Clear, practical advice on daily living equipment
Legally these vehicles are able to travel up to 6.4kph (4mph) on pavements and are allowed on the road only to cross from one side of the road to the other. (Directgov, 2011), (DVLA, 2011), (BHTA, 2004).
Insurance is not essential but it is strongly recommended that you take out insurance to cover injury to yourself, to others and to cover the value of the scooter or buggy. (Ricability, 2010), (BHTA, 2004).
Listed below are three categories of class 2 scooters and buggies - indoor/outdoor, outdoor and buggies - and the main differences between each of them.
Class 2 indoor/outdoor scooters
Class 2 outdoor scooters
Class 2 buggies
Class 3 vehicles tend to be larger and can be used on the roads where they can travel up to 12.8kph (8mph). You do not require a driving license but should comply with the Highway Code at all times. (Directgov, 2011), (DfT, 2011), (BHTA, 2004).
Class 3 vehicles are not allowed on motorways, bicycle tracks or bus/cycle lanes, but are legally allowed on dual carriageways.
Class 3 scooters
Class 3 buggies
There are rules for class 3 vehicles to be fitted with all the below features. (DfT, 2011)
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