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07/01/2015

I am a class 3 mobility scooter user and as you may or may not know is that class 3 mobility scooters must be Road Taxed (it`s free). When the rules on displaying your tax disk changed so cars etc do not now have to display them, this is because the authorities say due to new technology that scan the vehicles registration plates the tax disks are no longer necessary.

Well I thought about this because class 3 mobility scooter do not have to display a registration plates, so how is this new technology going to be able to scan whats not there.

I got in touch with the DVLA to check with them. I was told that the same rules apply to class 3 mobility scooters that apply to other road vehicles. So next time your road tax disk is due to be renewed you will be sent a document to show if proof is required.

I don`t about anyone else but once I registered a new class 3 mobility scooter I no longer have to do anything else, the new tax disk was sent to me automatically when it was due so I take it the same will happen under the new rules but as I said above it will be a document to show if proof is required.

http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/abolition-of-the-vehicle-tax-disc

 

New CPT Mobility Scooter CodeNew CPT Mobility Scooter Code


On Wednesday, 14 September 2011 and following discussions with the Department for Transport,CPT launched a Code of Practice for the use and acceptance of Mobility Scooters on low floor buses.

The Code simplifies and puts in place standardised procedures for Operators and Mobility Scooter to ensure they are able to safely use bus services. The Code aims to make clear to all concerned the types of mobility scooters our vehicles will be able to accommodate. It introduces a permit system for the mobility scooter user that will make it easier for the bus driver to recognise that the mobility scooter has been approved by the Operator and the user has been trained in how to safely board and alight from the bus. The permit will be accepted by all Operators who adopt the Code.

For more information "Click Here" for whats on our website or "Click Here" to go to the transport for all website there is a lot more information on their website but the CPT Code Leaflet pdf download contains images of the text and is not suitable for screen reader so I have taken the text of it and this text can be viewed by following our link "Click Here".

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Where to get  information and help to Road Tax your Class 3 Scooter
Your guide to buying a scooter or powered wheelchair from Radar

Your guide to buying a scooter or powered wheelchair from Radar

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This Select this link to take you to the Radar Website

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The Highway Code for Scooters and Power Wheelchairs
36-46: Rules for users of powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters

If you’re a disabled person you may be exempt from paying vehicle excise duty (vehicle tax) If you’re a disabled person you may be exempt from paying vehicle excise duty (vehicle tax) if you are in receipt of the higher rate of mobility of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA), War Pensioners Mobility Supplement (WPMS) or have an invalid carriage.
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Mobility scooters - what you need to know

I have updated this page . I have found that some Mobility Scooter retailers are selling Scooters that can do more than 8 miles per hour so I emailed the DVLA to get information on this and I have included this in this page plus some other information I have found that may be helpfully.

 

Where can I get further advice about the use of invalid carriages?

Useful information can be found at:

Department of Transport at  www.dft.gov.uk .

www.Motoring Directgov

http://www.dvla.gov.uk/vehicles/invalid_vehicles.aspx?ext=dg

Public Service Vehicles Accessibility Regulations 2000 - Guidance

The Below links are to PDF file on this website, but the below and more can be found on the above links:

A Survey of Occupied Wheelchairs and Scooters 2005

Carriage of Mobility Scooters on Public Transport -

Code of practice for Class 3 vehicle users http://www.dft.gov.uk/transportforyou/access/tipws/
codeofpracticeforclass3vehic6165

Insurance Firms Offering Insurance for Wheelchairs or Scooters

Review of Class 2 and Class 3 Powered Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters (Invalid Carriages) Final Report on Stage 1

Review of Class 2 and Class 3 Powered Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters (Invalid Carriages)2  Final Report on Stage 2

The below was added here 15/11/2011 I check to see if there was any update since the reports were done but I can`t seem to find any.

Final Report Review of Class 2 and Class 3 Powered Wheelchairs and Powered Scooters (Invalid Carriages).

Department of Transports Home page of the above Reviews "Click Here"

Carriage of Mobility Scooters on Public Transport - Feasibility Study (goes to Department of Transports website)

 

 

First ScotRail revises on train scooter policy
First ScotRail has revised its on train scooter policy for travel on all its services including the Caledonian Sleeper, in accordance with the Disabled Persons Protection Policy (DPPP).

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