My Dear Uncle (aged 70) was diagnosed with PD 20 years ago and is now in the advanced stage of the disease. DU had a fall at home a few weeks ago and spent over a week in hospital whilst the Dr's assessed his medication. The Dr's have reduced some of his medication and this has left him very weak and extremely tired, however he has periods where he is quite able. During a recent visit he expressed a desire to purchase a disability scooter and said he wanted to regain some independence and use the scooter to visit the local shops. DU's driving authority was removed a couple of years ago after his Neurologist advised him not to drive again following a minor RTC. My DU's partner is thinking of buying him a second hand disability scooter and feels he will be ok using the scooter out & about unsupervised. does anyone know if there are any rules governing the use of these disability scooters?
Thanks in advance.