Mobility scooter driver filmed towing large caravan along road

It’s like a scene from The Tuckers. A mobility scooter is being driven through the dark – towing behind a touring caravan.

It’s the sort of scam you could imagine Glyn from the BBC Wales comedy drama getting up to. But this happened in real life, along a street in Rhyl, Denbighshire.

The sight was captured by incredulous Prestatyn resident Casey Hulme. The 24-year-old from Prestatyn, said she spotted the scooter and its driver, a boy in his ‘late teens’, dragging behind it a huge caravan using just a single rope tied to the tow bar. You can get more great story updates by subscribing to our newsletters here.

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She can be heard laughing on the video she filmed. She was reported by MailOnline as saying: “I was on my way home with my friend and I saw the boy on the mobility scooter trying to pull out of a junction. I turned the car around and we parked on a street off the main road the guy was going down with the caravan and watched them go past. I think my reaction on the video speaks for itself. We were crying with laughter. ‘

Another person’s feet can be glimpsed underneath the caravan, walking slowly along the road on the other side of it. The slow-moving scooter and its load stay close to the side of the street as other traffic overtakes it.



A caravan is pulled by a driver on a mobility scooter

Mobility scooters can travel at up to 8mph on British roads in certain conditions. The Gov.uk website states: ‘You do not need a license to drive a mobility scooter or powered wheelchair, but you may have to register it. Only certain types can be driven on the road. ‘ Class 2 invalid carriages are not for road use unless there is no pavement. They have a 4mph maximum speed limit and do not need to be registered. Meanwhile, Class 3 invalid carriages are allowed on the road with a maximum speed of 8mph, or 4mph when off-road.

The video has since attracted 1.4 million views. Casey added: “I found it funny but I didn’t expect it to blow up this much. It’s crazy”.

There have been lots of comments on the clip. Rhys Williams said: “This is what happens when you go away for a weekend and you don’t want to take the car because of the fuel prices.” Sarah Kate said: “I really need to know how this ended. I mean he’s gonna stop – but that caravan ain’t.” Another, Kevin Saxon, added: “You couldn’t make this up”, while Sue Hughes said: “I love being from Rhyl, there is never a dull moment.”

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