Project: REVIEW OF CLASS 2 & 3 INVALID CARRIAGES REVIEW

Reference: UG460

Last update: 28/02/2006 11:15:15

Objectives

The project aim is to recommend further research into number of measures for the use of Invalid Carriages on the Highway. Regulations provide technical requirements and place other restrictions on the use of manual and powered wheelchairs and powered scooters on the highway.

The regulations governing the use of Class 2 and Class 3 invalid carriages were made in 1988 so need to be reviewed. The specific objectives are to improve Class 2 and Class 3, which are as follow: -

To find out the general legislation framework within similar vehicles used in selected European countries including the UK. This will need to take account of any EU legislation.

To find out the legal technical specifications with which these vehicles need to comply in selected European countries including the UK. This will need to take account of any EU legislation.

To determine opinion on the use of these vehicles on the highway in the UK from the full range of stakeholders, including users, police and road safety interests, professionals who advice on their use and other road and pavements users.

Description

This project is to provide the background data on attitudes towards the use of vehicles that provide independent mobility for disabled and older people, specifically class 2 and 3 invalid carriages.

Contractor(s)

Transport and Travel Research Ltd (Oxon)
30 High Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1TG

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £67,416.00

Actual start date: 05 August 2003

Actual completion date: 02 September 2005

Publication(s)

Review of Class 2 & Class 3 Powere Wheelchairs & Powered Scooters (invalid Carriages)
Author: Transport & Travel Research Ltd
Publication date: 27/02/2006
Source: DfT website
More information: http://www.dft.gov.uk/transportforyou/access/tipws/pwps