Class 2 scooters may be taken onto public transport and class 3 scooters may not.
Class 2 scooters are lightweight and designed for use on pavements. Class 3 scooters are classified as road-going vehicles; they are bigger and heavier, and not suitable for bus travel.
There are a few more restrictions:
The bus company will only carry a scooter provided that it does not pose a danger to other passengers. This means that your scooter must be maintained in good working order; that it has not been customised in such a way that it becomes an obstruction; and that it isn’t overloaded with shopping or other luggage, making it unstable.
Types of Mobility Scooter
• Class 2 mobility scooters can travel up to 4 mph and are only allowed on pavements apart from crossing the road to get to the other side.
• Class 3 mobility scooters can travel up to 8 mph and are allowed on to the roads. This means that they tend to be larger than Class 2 scooters.
The user doesn’t need a licence to drive one on the road but, all the same, they must respect the highway code.
Class 3 scooters need to be fitted with lights, indicators, a horn, a rear view mirror and rear reflectors.