Invalid Vehicles

Department for Transport written question – answered on 15th March 2019.

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Photo of Greg Knight Greg Knight Conservative, East Yorkshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons tandem mobility scooters are prohibited from using public roads and footpaths; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The applicable definition is of an “invalid carriage” in the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 ("CSDPA").

Section 20 (2) of the CSDPA specifies that invalid carriage is a vehicle, mechanically propelled or not, constructed or adapted for use for the carriage of one person, being a person suffering from some physical defect or disability. For this reason tandem mobility scooters cannot legally be used on pavements or roads in Britain.

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