Mobility scooter rider snapped on A55 as drivers' left open-mouthed

This mobility scooter rider was spotted heading westbound on the A55 in Flintshire
-Credit: (Image: UGC)


This striking image shows a driver making their way along the A55 - in a mobility scooter. Motorists did a double take when they saw the courageous rider trundling alongside the verge as juggernauts and cars thundered past.

The remarkable scene was captured by a driver, who wishes to remain anonymous, in Flintshire this afternoon. It was posted on Facebook sparking a wide range of reactions from astonishment to amusement.

The caption read: "Electric car driver thinks A55 is 3 lanes between Northop and Halkyn Westbound".

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One observer was dismayed at the decision to ride on such a busy road, commenting: "Now that's beyond stupidity." Another driver scolded: "Needs his key taking off him!! We passed him earlier." Another simply wrote: "Wow."

This mobility scooter rider was spotted heading westbound on the A55 in Flintshire
This mobility scooter rider was spotted heading westbound on the A55 in Flintshire -Credit:UGC

Another man posted that it was "Perfectly legal" and others even thought it was amusing. After seeing the image on Facebook, one woman wrote: "Mobility scooter goin (sic) down the A55 heading towards Wales holding traffic up, funniest thing I've seen in years."

And a man posted: "Still a better driver than other folk on the road." North Wales Police was approached for comment. According to official advice mobility scooters can use a dual carriageway but should avoid using routes where the speed limit is more than 50mph.

The guidance, according to HM Government's website stated: "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."

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