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Celtic fan seen riding mobility scooter along the A9

He was spotted in Perthshire on the scooter, which has a top speed of 8mph.

Scooter: Man spotted heading along the A9 in Perthshire.
Scooter: Man spotted heading along the A9 in Perthshire.

Police were alerted after a Celtic fan riding a mobility scooter was spotted heading along the A9.

Concerned motorists reported the incident after the man in a Celtic scarf was seen driving southbound on the road in Perthshire in a vehicle with a top speed of 8mph.

Officers are investigating the incident but it is unclear if any offence was committed.

A Twitter user captured a picture of the scooter user going on his way, tweeting: "Seen this guy, southbound on the A9, complete with Celtic scarf.

"A car a few in front of me had to bodyswerve him. I stopped my car behind him, told him to get off the road and phoned the police."

"Yes, for his own safety I was a snitch," the Twitter user added.

Under the Highway Code, some powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters are classed as being equipped for use on roads as well as pavements.

Known as Class 3 vehicles, they are not permitted on motorways and are advised not to go on dual carriageways where the speed limit exceeds 50mph.

Mobility scooters can use dual carriageways providing they have a flashing amber beacon.

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