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Duke Behnke's Q&A: Is it legal to drive a motorized wheelchair in the street?

10:27 PM, Jan. 19, 2013
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Q: While driving on Richmond Street in Appleton, I saw a guy in a motorized wheelchair. With the sidewalk approaches full of snow, he was driving in the street, against oncoming traffic. That can't be legal, right? He nearly caused several wrecks.

A: The person you witnessed was operating his wheelchair in a legal manner.

Sgt. David Lund of the Appleton Police Department directed me to two state laws that govern the issue. ...

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