Category: Disabled Drivers

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 getabout and there are currently more than 650,000 customers benefiting […]

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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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Who can get a blue badge? – The blue badge FAQ

Where blue disabled parking badge holders can park and who is eligible can be confusing, and failure to follow the rules can result in parking fines or having your badge withdrawn. To help you get to grips with what a blue badge is, who can have one and how to use it, we’ve put together […]

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Hatchbacks with space for carrying wheelchairs

If you use a wheelchair, or regularly transport someone who uses a wheelchair, then boot-space is an important consideration. Estate cars are the obvious choice, both for size of boot and ease of loading. But not everyone wants to drive a big estate car – ease of parking and fuel consumption are other factors that […]

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Mobility scooterists could be set for regulatory double whammy

Britain’s growing army of mobility scooterists could face a regulatory double whammy with an MP calling for compulsory training and an EU mandatory insurance directive under discussion. New figures from the Department of Transport revealed at least three people a week were injured last year in accidents involving mobility scooters, with five drivers killed and […]

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