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Mobility Scooters and Powered Wheelchairs

You don’t need a licence to drive a mobility scooter or powered wheelchair.

You can’t drive in bus lanes, ‘cycle only’ lanes or motorways.

All normal parking restrictions apply to mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs.

All vehicles can be used on footpaths, pavements, bridleways, and in pedestrian areas and can only be used on the road if a pavement is not available.

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1. Does a mobility vehicle have to be registered?

No, in Spain you do not need to register them.

2. Do I need insurance?

Whilst it is not a legal requirement to have insurance for a mobility vehicle, it is strongly advised that people take out insurance to cover personal safety, other people’s safety and the value of the vehicle. In some cases your household insurance may provide cover but you would need to check this with your insurance provider. You will have to pay compensation if you have an accident and it was your fault.

3. Vehicle tax?

– You don’t have to pay vehicle tax for any mobility scooter or powered wheelchair.

4.Can I carry passengers?

Mobility vehicles designed to carry two people cannot be used on the pavement or road because they don’t meet the definition of an invalid carriage in law. With regard to children, the law does not explicitly state that an adult carrying an infant in a sling/pouch is unlawful. However, it is not permitted to carry anyone else on a mobility vehicle e.g. children standing on the vehicle etc.


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