Mobility scooter rider pictured on busy Welsh road leaves drivers shocked

This mobility scooter rider was spotted heading westbound on the A55 in Flintshire
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Drivers in Wales have been shocked after spotting a driver travelling along a busy main road on a mobility scooter. Motorists were left staring in disbelief as they witnessed the plucky rider navigating the roadside on the A55 in Flintshire while lorries and cars sped past.

The extraordinary sight was snapped by a driver, who asked to stay anonymous, in Flintshire on Friday afternoon, reports North Wales Live. It triggered a whole range of responses ranging from bemusement to shock after it was uploaded on Facebook.

The caption sarcastically read: "Electric car driver thinks A55 is 3 lanes between Northop and Halkyn Westbound". One bystander expressed their shock at the decision to travel on such a busy highway, exclaiming: "Now that's beyond stupidity."

Another motorist reprimanded: "Needs his key taking off him! ! We passed him earlier." Another simply noted: "Wow."

Another man made a point stating it was "Perfectly legal" while some found humour in it. On seeing the picture, one woman commented: "Mobility scooter goin down the A55 heading towards Wales holding traffic up, funniest thing I've seen in years." And a gentleman posted: "Still a better driver than other folk on the road."

North Wales Police has been approached for comment. As per the official guidance, mobility scooters can be driven on a dual carriageway but should steer clear of roads where the speed limit exceeds 50mph.

As listed on the government's official site: "You must use an amber flashing light for visibility if you use a mobility scooter or powered wheelchair on a dual carriageway. Avoid using dual carriageways with a speed limit of over 50mph."