Doncaster Council Seizes Supercharged Mobility Scooter
December 7, 2011 by staff
Doncaster Council Seizes Supercharged Mobility Scooter, A mobility scooter converted to be driven by a supercharged petrol engine has been seized by council officers in South Yorkshire.
Officials at Doncaster Council said the scooter, normally used by people with mobility problems, had been causing a nuisance in the area.
The vehicle had been ridden at speeds of up to 60mph in field scaring wild deer and annoying residents.
The 24-year-old rider of the machine was stopped and the vehicle seized.
Councillor Cynthia Ransome, who is responsible for Communities on Doncaster Council, said the machine was a “feat of engineering”.
She said: “Whilst it may look like a lot of fun to ride, this type of noisy vehicle annoys residents immensely and terrifies local wildlife and walkers.
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