It’s like a scene from The Tuckers. A mobility scooter is driven in the dark – behind a touring caravan.
It’s the kind of scam you might imagine Glyn from the BBC Wales comedy-drama. But it happened in real life, along a street in Rhyl, Denbighshire.
The view 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 a huge trailer behind him using a single rope attached to the tiller towing. You can get more story updates by subscribing to our newsletters here.
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She can be heard laughing on the video she filmed. it was reported by MailOnline saying: “I was on my way home with my friend and saw the boy on the mobility scooter trying to get out of a junction. I turned around and we parked in one street off the main road, the guy was coming down with the trailer and watching them go by. I think my reaction to the video speaks for itself. We were crying with laughter.
Another person’s feet can be seen under the trailer, walking slowly along the road on the other side of it. The slow scooter and its load stay close to the side of the street when other vehicles pass it.
Mobility scooters can travel up to 8mph on UK roads in certain conditions. the Gov.uk website says: “You don’t need a license to drive a mobility scooter or electric wheelchair, but you may need to register it. Only certain types can be driven on the road. Class 2 invalid cars are not intended for road use unless there is no sidewalk. They have a maximum speed limit of 4 mph and do not need to be registered. Meanwhile, class 3 invalid cars are allowed on the road with a maximum speed of 8 mph, or 4 mph off-road.
The video has since garnered 1.4 million views. Casey added: “I thought it was funny but I didn’t expect it to explode so much. It’s crazy”.
There have been a lot of comments on the clip. Rhys Williams said: “That’s what happens when you go away for the weekend and you don’t want to take the car because of the price of fuel.” Sarah Kate said: “I really need to know how it ended. I mean it’s going to end – but this caravan isn’t.” Another, Kevin Saxon, added: ‘You couldn’t make this up’, while Sue Hughes said: ‘I love being from Rhyl, there’s never a dull moment.’
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