Having a disability shouldn’t prevent anyone from living life to the full. One of the most important challenges for those with disabilities is mobility, and most standard vehicles are wheelchair accessible. If you or a loved one is living with a disability, you may wish to consider user-friendly disability vehicle. The design of these cars has markedly improved over the last few years, and now it is possible to travel safely, comfortably and in style, regardless of your disability.
What Does the Government Offer?
If you have a disability, you can apply for a Blue Badge parking permit. This will give you a range of parking benefits and mean that you won’t have to pay for parking in most instances. You can also apply for an exemption from paying vehicle tax. Those who receive the higher rate mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance, the enhanced rate mobility component of the Personal Independent Payment, and the War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement are eligible for this.
What are My Options?
There has been a huge improvement in the transport services available for disabled travellers in recent years. Bus service providers have now included a designated wheelchair area on vehicles which can be used for pushchairs and strollers when not required by a disabled person. Taxis in city centres now have an increased amount of flat floor space to allow wheelchair passengers to turn and strap themselves in.
Suppliers of disability cars now offer both standard vehicles that have been specially adapted so that they can be used by disabled drivers and cars, minibuses and MPVs that allow for wheelchair access. Disability vehicles used to be very expensive due to the cost of all the adaptations they required, but now they are affordable to the average disabled person and therefore a viable option for many wheelchair users. If you’re considering buying a disability vehicle, make sure that it has the most comfortable and easy access possible, with plenty of legroom and headroom.
The hire of disability vehicles is now a popular choice for passengers who are planning a holiday or a trip to visit friends or relatives. If you would like to know more about the options available for passengers and drivers with disabilities, contact a specialist provider like Allied Mobility. The improvements in disability vehicles in recent years, means that they have never been more convenient and user-friendly for disabled passengers.