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Pensioner filmed driving mobility scooter down busy dual carriageway in Hull

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Footage has emerged of an elderly man driving down the busy A63 in Hull on his mobility scooter.

A Hull Live report explained how a pensioner was filmed on Wednesday afternoon in the inside lane of the westbound carriageway close to the Humber Bridge.

The footage shows a lorry slowing to avoid the scooter and a concerned passenger filming the situation saying “only in Hull.”

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Ryan McPherson who filmed the incident, told Hull Live: “It was shocking and I’m just worried for the old gentleman who is putting himself and others in danger.”

Adding: “I’m generally worried for the guy. I’m concerned if the guy has got mental health issues and if he’s getting the correct help he needs.”

As reported by Hull Live, the GOV.UK website states: “You can only drive on the road in a class 3 invalid carriage. The maximum speed is 8mph. You cannot drive on bus lanes, ‘cycle only’ lanes or motorways. Avoid using dual carriageways with a speed limit of over 50mph.”

It adds: “You must use an amber flashing light for visibility if you use a class 3 invalid carriage on a dual carriageway.”

You can watch the footage here.

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