Well he wasn't actually 'banned' because you don't need a license...
If I remeber rightly, you can loose your licence for ridning home on your bicycle.
Personnaly I agree with the ban. Ipswich has a lot of mobility scotters going round, seen a few being used as 'family transport' with 'nan' in the seat and three nippers clinging on for dear life.
You used to get busted in Germany for sleeping off a rough night on the back seat of your car. If you have the keys, you are in charge of it, not sure if their attitude has changed since I was last there. (Not ME by the way!)
You don't have to have one to get banned. Not that he is ever likely to want one now.
A 12 year old got banned in the village a good few years ago. Laughed at it as he thought it would run out before he was 16.
(Things change and I stand corrected if some do-gooder has changed THAT particular law)
One annoying thing about the scooters though, is when they are driven on the road. They are dangerous. Stick to the paths!
All transport is relevant!
My brother has been cautioned for drink driving his electric wheelchair on a few occasions, although we did ask how he was meant to get home from the pub to which we received no answer!
The other thing is that there is a small law somewhere that to be used on the road they must be registered with the DVLA as well and technically then require insurance when being used on the road as they are motorised vehicles .. and it is recommended to get insurance for the lower class ones as well as the cases of people being "run over" by them were on the increase ..
I used to work for a disability advice company and the stuff you learn! lol ..
What is the point of taking a licence away from someone for riding a vehicle that does not require a licence?
Fine him, but really taking a licence away when he does not even own a car is ridiculous.
Its a very good point tho, the law states one thing, common sense should however dictate!
I don't understand HOW this is newsworthy???
The guy says it's a fair cop, gets a fine....What is news about that?
Can you imagine if a car had come round the bend, to see this joker, drunk and driving erratically? Accident waiting to happen. If they are trying to instigate some sympathy for him, then they've failed. He deserves all he gets!
Harsh, but fair, I think!
I don't agree with this at all. A mobility scooter is not a car, it has no way near the damage causing potential of a car. 5mph is not much faster than walking! I am also gutted, as I was planning on using my grans old mobility scooter to ferry myself to and from the pub :(