Elderly man on mobility scooter causes havoc on dual carriageway
- The bizarre scene was captured on camera by a passerby in Newport
- It happened on the A48 which is a notoriously fast and busy road
- Drivers are heard beeping their horns and shouting: ‘Get off the road!’
An elderly man was spotted holding up traffic by driving his mobility scooter along a busy dual carriageway.
The bizarre scene was captured on camera by a passerby in Newport last Wednesday in the afternoon.
It happened on the A48 which is a notoriously fast and busy road.
In the video, the older gentleman is seen wearing shorts and sunglasses while cruising up the dual carriageway.
His blue mobility scooter moves slowly around the roundabout for Nash Road, near to Newport International Sports Village and Coleg Gwent City of Newport Campus.
Then as he moves to exit the roundabout towards the dual carriageway, vehicles can be seen gradually building up behind him.
A motorist is heard trying to speak to the man and said: ‘Mate, you’re not allowed to drive them on there.’
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‘I don’t think you’re allowed to ride that on the road. You could cause an accident!’
Other drivers are also heard beeping their horns and shouting: ‘Get off the road!’
However the elderly man simply responds by saying he’s allowed to drive on the road.
Gwent Police confirmed that they received reports of concern for the man riding along the road in Newport on a mobility scooter last week at 2.25pm.
An elderly man was spotted holding up traffic in Newport by driving his mobility scooter along a busy dual carriageway on the A48
Chief Inspector Huw Jones said: ‘Fortunately, in this instance, no one was injured but I’d like to take the opportunity to remind those that use mobility scooters or those that have parents or grandparents who also use mobility scooters to make yourself familiar with the below…
‘You can only drive on the road in a class 3 invalid carriage.
‘The maximum speed is 8mph and you can’t drive on bus lanes, ‘cycle only’ lanes or motorways and avoid using dual carriageways with a speed limit of over 50mph.
‘You must use an amber flashing light for visibility if you use a class 3 invalid carriage on a dual carriageway.
‘Finally, you must follow the Highway Code if you drive your mobility scooter on the road.’
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