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Transport and Driving



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  1. Adapted Car Hire provides a broad range of specially adapted car hire vehicles to cater for the needs of disabled drivers and passengers. Vehicles can be hired on a daily, weekly and monthly basis and we provide a door-to-door delivery and collection service. We have a variety of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles, where the wheelchair passenger travels in their wheelchair and vehicles have hand controls or adapted foot pedals, to allow the disabled person to drive via their adapted car hire.
  2. Disabled Motoring UK is a campaigning charity for disabled drivers, passengers and Blue Badge holders.

    We lobby government & businesses across the UK in order to improve parking, refuelling and access provision for disabled people, so that they can access the goods and services that they need.

    Disabled Motoring UK is not just an organisation for drivers. We also campaign for and support passengers, scooter and wheelchair users, families and carers.
  3. This website gives information about the Disabled Persons Railcard and the discounts that it provides when travelling by train in Britain.
  4. DVLA at a glance guide to the current medical guidelines. Downloadable publication summarises the national medical guidelines of fitness to drive.
  5. Driving with medical conditions, Blue Badges and public transport if you're disabled. Links to various pages about driving with disabilities and medical conditions.
  6. The rules for mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs - what you need to know. Do you need to register with the DVLA or be insured.
  7. Information from the government on transport for the disabled; trains, planes, cars, buses and coaches, taxis and minicabs, wheelchairs.
  8. Information about vehicle tax for the disabled. Includes:

    Mobility scooters, powered wheel chairs and invalid carriages.
    They must have a maximum speed of 8mph on the road, and be fitted with a device limiting them to 4mph on footways.
  9. The Motability Scheme provides a simple way to enjoy a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair without the worry of owning and running one. Today, around 600,000 disabled people and their families benefit from the worry-free mobility available throughout the Scheme.
  10. Do you need help with driving?

    The Regional Driving Assessment Centre can provide help with driving, or accessing vehicles as a driver or a passenger?

    Are you assisting a person or loading equipment into vehicles and need help or advice?
    Do you have a medical condition Do you have some restricted movement Do you have some concerns about your driving or that of a relative or friend.
    We can help you and it could be free!

    Those people in receipt of the high rate mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance are able to take advantage of a free assessment through Motability. Provided you are interested in having a vehicle on their lease scheme you can apply to Motability direct and we will assess you once we have a referral from them.

    The Regional Driving Assessment Centre has been in existence since 1998 and is one of 17 driving assessment centres throughout the country. We are also an accredited member of the Forum of Mobility Centres. We help in excess of 1000 people a year, most of whom are able to return to driving or begin driving for the first time.

    Our experienced, professional and friendly staff are here to help you to overcome problems relating to your independent mobility.
  11. London has a wide range of accessible transport options so that everyone can get around. 

    Links to facilities and services, Dial-a-Ride, TaxiCard, etc.
  12. Here at Wheelchair Travel UK (also known as Access Minibuses) we provide a comprehensive and unique service solving the transport requirements of wheelchair and scooter users either resident in, or visiting the UK from overseas.
    From simple ‘meet and greet’ air or cruise transfers and taxi service, to self-drive hire of small, medium and large fully-accessible cars and minibuses (‘vans’ in USA). These vehicles are built and customised in our own workshops to meet the specialist needs involved.

    We have 30 years experience and whereas we can, and do, transport small groups of able-bodied passengers, we specialize in the disabled traveller.

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