Pensioner spotted driving mobility scooter on busy dual carriageway

Shocking moment elderly man is spotted riding a mobility scooter along dual carriageway in front of lorries

  • Hull pensioner holds up lorry as he drives mobility scooter on A63
  • Passenger ‘worried’ after seeing elderly man driving near Humber Bridge
  • Risky situation was filmed at lunchtime on Wednesday

A car passenger was alarmed to see an elderly man driving his mobility scooter along a busy dual carriageway among huge HGVs.

Shocking footage shows the pensioner riding along the A63, near the Humber Bridge in Hull, while a lorry slows up behind him.

Ryan McPherson captured a 10-second clip of the scooter as it travelled towards the North Ferriby turnoff on Wednesday afternoon. 

The East Riding resident can be heard saying: ‘Only in Hull’.

Speaking afterwards, Mr McPherson said: ‘It was shocking and I’m just worried for the old gentleman who is putting himself and others in danger.’ 

The pensioner was wearing a bright blue coat while riding his mobility scooter, fitted with a basket at the front, at around 1.45pm on Wednesday.

Mobility scooter drivers are told to avoid busy roads, including dual carriageways, but if they do use them they should have an amber flashing light so other motorists can see them.

Lorries can be seen behind the mobility scooter as it travels along the A63 in Hull on Wednesday

The website states: ‘You can only drive on the road in a class 3 invalid carriage. The maximum speed is 8mph. 

‘You cannot drive on bus lanes, “cycle only” lanes or motorways. 

‘Avoid using dual carriageways with a speed limit of over 50mph.’ 

A spokeswoman for Safer Roads Humber said: ‘There are several different types of mobility scooter. 

‘They are able to use the public highway depending on the class of the vehicle so our advice would be to be mindful of them. 

‘If you come across something unexpected on the carriageway, you should drive safely around them.’

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