Cyclone Gita - Update from the Recovery Manager 16 March

Read the latest from the Recovery Manager, plus details of increasing access to SH60 over Takaka Hill.

Mobility Scooters

While you do not need a driver licence to operate a mobility scooter, there are some legal requirements and courtesy tips to help you:

  • You must operate your mobility scooter or power chair in a careful and considerate manner.
  • You must use the footpath when one is readily accessible and travel at a speed that does not endanger others.
  • It is illegal for you to ride, or let any person ride, in a way that may cause you or them injury.
  • Keep left, pass on the right.
  • Warn when approaching others from behind (some scooters are silent and so might not be heard by people who are hearing impaired).
  • Move off a shared path if you have stopped so others can pass.

The NZ Transport Agency has compiled a booklet "Keeping Mobile – How to use your Mobility Scooter or Power Chair Safely". You can obtain a copy by: