Just wondred what peoples thoughts was on these.
I was driving into Durham City today and saw a person on the A181 (national speed limit road and quite twisty) riding one of these disability scooters also heading towards Durham, my initial thoughts were that should'nt be allowed. If anyone was to hit him he would'nt stand a chance, probabaly would be killed instantly. Surely his heart must be in his mouth every time he hears a car approaching.
I also remember seeing one night last winter at about 9.30, pitch black on the same road and a stretch where there were no street lights. The last thing you expect to see on that type of road at that time of night is one of these scooters travelling at approx 5mph.
I realise that people rely on these to get them about but maybe its time some laws were brought in for their own safety.
What do people think ???