Category: Disabled Drivers

Government to shake-up blue badge eligibility rules

blue badge eligibility

People with hidden disabilities could soon be entitled to blue badge car parking permits. The Department for Transport is considering changing the rules of eligibility so people with “invisible” conditions such as dementia and autism could benefit from the scheme. It said the relaxation of the rules would make it easier for them to travel […]

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Toll road exemption for Blue Badge holders

Toll road exemption for Blue Badge holders

Severn Crossing toll charges are to be reduced this month and phased out completely by the end of the year – but you may already be able to make the crossing for free if you qualify for Toll road exemption for Blue Badge holders. To take advantage of Toll road exemption for Blue Badge holders […]

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What happens if I get a driving assessment referral?

driving assessment

Don’t panic if you have been asked to take a driving assessment because of your age or your disability. You will have been referred for the assessment as there has been a recent change in your health that may affect your ability to drive, or because of your age. The driving assessment will check your […]

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Motability scheme celebrates 40th anniversary

Motability

Motability, the scheme which enables disabled people, their families and their carers to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair by using their government-funded mobility allowance, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Patronised by HRH Queen Elizabeth, Motability has revolutionised the way disabled people get about and there are currently more than 650,000 customers […]

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Formula 1 racer’s comeback after life-changing injury

Robert Kubica - Formula 1

The Polish racing driver  is close to making an emotional return to Formula 1 six years after suffering life-changing injuries in a rally crash. The crash left Kubica, 32, in intensive care with injuries to his right hand, arm and leg in 2011. Kubica is now fighting his way back into F1 contention after clearing […]

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