91-year-old spotted on the A2 in mobility scooter
A 91-year-old was well and truly in
the slow lane when he found himself on the A2 in a mobility
The pensioner was spotted on the busy dual carriageway near
Dartford Heath travelling just a few miles per hour as other
vehicles roared past him.
He was crawling along the slow lane heading coastbound towards
Dartford but was intercepted by police just before the road's speed
limit changes from 50mph to 70mph as it nears the junction for the
Officers were alerted by other drivers concerned the man could
cause an accident at about 3.30pm on Saturday, June 26.
A Met Police spokesman said: "Police organised transport to
convey the rider home where he was spoken to and told that being on
the A2 was not a good idea."
The incident is not the first of a mobility scooter being driven
on one of Kent's major roads.
In April last year an 89-year-old man was spotted driving along
the hard shoulder of the London-bound M20 at Cheriton, near
Folkestone. Police and motorway workers came to the rescue.
The law does allow for mobility scooters to be driven on dual
carriageways with a speed limit of more than 50mph, provided they
are fitted with a flashing amber beacon to alert other road
However, The Highway Code and Department for Transport both
advise against this.
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