As some mobility scooters can be used on public roads, the class 3 type, there can be some confusion as to whether you need to display a registration (number) plate on your mobility scooter, to confirm and hopefully clear up any confusion regarding this, it is not necessary to have a registration plate displayed on a class 3 mobility scooter.
Although they are registered with the DVLA and display a ‘nil duty’ tax disc they are not classed as a motor vehicle.
They should still be operated in a safe manner taking into account other road users for your own safety and the safety of others, but fortunately, as a class 3 mobility scooter user you are exempt from certain rules in place for other vehicles using the road.
Take note that the exemption is with regards to the tax disc cost and no registration plate needed, other road rules and laws apply and should be adhered to when taking a class 3 mobility scooter onto the road.
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