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.
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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