This morning I was driving through a small local town; the road was narrow, there was oncoming traffic and, despite the presence of a more than ample well surfaced pavement, traffic was held up by a mobility scooter, hogging the centre of the road and, approaching a roundabout, was failing to give any indication which way he wanted to go when he reached it.
I know there are times when there is a lack of a proper footpath or no path at all, but I still think that if a mobility scooter is going to go on the road, then the driver should be assessed as mentally and physically capable of driving on a public road, and should have a registration number on the vehicle that shows they are insured.
This not the first time I have experienced poor driving by mobility scooter drivers. Last year I was on a coach trip, sitting behind the driver looking out on the road ahead over his head. We were in a deeply rural area going up a steep blind hill behind a mobility scooter, travelling very slowly. As we reached the top and had a clear view so that the coach driver could start to overtake, the mobility scooter suddenly slewed across the road in front of the coach and then briefly waved their right hand to show they wanted to turn right. It was only the coach driver's careful driving that saved the scooter and its driver from being run over.