Can I Drink and Ride My Mobility Scooter?

Jan 16, 2020Dian Templeton0 comments

Many of us enjoy the great Aussie past-time of going down to the local pub or sports club to have a few brews with dinner, but what does that mean for you if you are riding a mobility scooter? Can you drink and ride your mobility scooter? Can you enjoy one drink, or more? We have the answers here.

It's Illegal

Can I Drink and Ride My Mobility Scooter

While those riding mobility scooters are generally considered pedestrians, it is illegal in Australia to operate a mobility scooter or electric wheelchair while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Here are some helpful links for road rules throughout Australia:

Laws May Vary

Depending where you are, these laws may be a little different, especially surrounding mobility aids. So, it's best to check the local laws before sitting back with a nice cold beer, especially if you're travelling. In Australia, it will be the same as your state's legal blood alcohol content for vehicles.

So, Can I Drink and Ride My Mobility Scooter?

Drinking and riding is illegal

No matter the amount, alcohol will affect your ability to operate your scooter. It's important that you remain alert and perceptive. Operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.05% or over is illegal throughout Australia (see the links above).

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