Legal Issues and Advocacy
This section of the website contains information on the legal issues surrounding outdoor mobility and where to go for help and advice if a service you have been using has not been what you expected.
Click here for information on what you must do when returning to driving following a disability or illness.
Click here for information on how to apply for a licence for the first time.
Scooters and Wheelchairs
Visit the Directgov website on the following link for the rules on the use of powered wheelchair and mobility scooters.
Information for using your powered wheelchair on the road can be found on the Directgov website by clicking on mobility scooters for road use
Registering your Class 3 Vehicle
A Class 3 Vehicle is a powered wheelchair or scooter, for use on roads/highways with a maximum speed of 8 mph and the facility to limit the maximum speed to 4 mph for use when travelling on footways, and with a maximum unladen weight of 150 kilograms.
You must register a class 3 vehicle with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)- follow this link for details of how to contact them.
For more information on registering your mobility scooter, you should also visit the Scooter Registration section on the Mobilise website.
Mobility Scooters and Import Tax
Mobilise have a useful fact sheet on Mobility Scooters and Import Tax in their Information Store.
Mobility Scooters and SORN
As well as registering your class 3 mobility scooter with the DVLA, a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) is also required if the vehicle is not in use and being kept off the road. View the fact sheet in the Information Store on the Mobilise website Mobility Scooters and SORN for more details.