Gravesend mobility scooter man drives motorists round the bend

The elderly man takes on the roundabout.

He scoots off towards Gravesend.

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A man on a mobility scooter drove motorists round the bend by taking on a busy roundabout in Gravesend yesterday.

The elderly man was spotted cruising round the roundabout on the A227 just off the A2 heading towards the town centre at around 2pm.

One eagle-eyed passenger heading back round towards Meopham took a picture of the slow-moving vehicle as its driver went on his merry way.

The female passenger, who did not want to be named, told News Shopper: "It was really random.

"He was holding up a whole string of traffic and they couldn’t go around him.

"It was very busy and the A2 was shut because of an accident so people were obviously trying to go through Gravesend.

"He was just oblivious to everything. He was an elderly fellow going about his own business really.

"He was taking it literally like a car which is why I found it so amusing.

"He was going 10mph if that, or as fast as a mobility scooter can go which is obviously not as fast as a car."

Certain types of mobility scooters are allowed to be driven on UK roads, but users are advised to avoid dual carriageways.

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3:43am Wed 7 May 14

mouthalmighty says...

I wonder how long he has been dreaming of doing this. Go there!
I wonder how long he has been dreaming of doing this. Go there! mouthalmighty
  • Score: 3

9:38am Wed 7 May 14

Witchkid says...

I drive my Class 3 scooter on the road most of the time, but I keep close to the kerb so I don't block other traffic. Maybe this guy should take some scooter driving lessons?
I drive my Class 3 scooter on the road most of the time, but I keep close to the kerb so I don't block other traffic. Maybe this guy should take some scooter driving lessons? Witchkid
  • Score: 16

11:11am Wed 7 May 14

Gypo.Joe says...

No fool like an old fool.
No fool like an old fool. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 13

9:49pm Thu 8 May 14

trueman22 says...

he is on a road legal scooter , he uses the foot paths where possible and it is not a duel carriage way and he is clearly not holding anybody up as the queue is in front of him . what do you want old people who are sensible enough not to get behind the wheel of a car ! , find some real stories to report on
he is on a road legal scooter , he uses the foot paths where possible and it is not a duel carriage way and he is clearly not holding anybody up as the queue is in front of him . what do you want old people who are sensible enough not to get behind the wheel of a car ! , find some real stories to report on trueman22
  • Score: 2

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