Mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs have been getting a bit quicker over the years thanks to new technology in both electric motors and the batteries that power them. It seems in this day and age of rushing around everyone wants to get to their next destination quicker, whether it's to work on a commute, the shops or even to the gym. It doesn't seem to matter how you travel whether its by car, bike, or even mobility scooter or electric wheelchair, folk just want to go fast !
Some models are getting quicker, large scooters are classified as Class 3 products by the Department for Transport and are meant to be limited to 8mph, some powerchairs will do 6mph but the person in this video is clearly doing speeds well in excess of this and is on a busy main road at the time !
Police in Bareclona are a bit baffled by this display of reckless driving but as they say no offense is being committed by the user of the wheelchair as he swerves in and out of traffic dodging cars on the way. All filmed by a motorbike that follows the speeding wheelchair!