Motability

Autochair founder praised as mobility product clocks up nearly 20 years of service

Autochair founder praised as mobility product clocks up nearly 20 years of service

 

A long-serving customer of Derbyshire vehicle adaptation firm Autochair has paid tribute to its founder for helping his wife retain her independence for nearly 20 years.

John Edwards said the expertise of David Walker, who set up the firm more than 30 years ago, had greatly benefitted his wife Hetty’s life after a scooter hoist was first fitted into their car in 1997.

Mrs Edwards has arthritis, which makes it difficult for her to get about and which is why the couple had bought a scooter in the first place, but it was too heavy for them to lift into their then car, a Mitsubishi Shogun, if they wanted to go further afield.

The Big Event Northern Ireland offers a world of worry-free motoring this summer

Eikon Exhibition Centre hosts extensive display of vehicles for disabled people

Disabled motorists and their families can explore their motoring options and find out about the Motability Scheme at The Big Event in Northern Ireland this June. Showcasing the largest display of vehicles for disabled people in Northern Ireland, The Big Event is coming to the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 June 2016 following a successful previous event in Belfast in 2014.

SILVERSTONE MOBILITY ROADSHOW TO OFFER LARGEST SHOWCASE OF ADAPTIVE DRIVING CONTROLS & UNIQUE ACCESSIBLE VEHICLE TEST-DRIVES

The Mobility Roadshow incorporating Get Going Live! is the UK’s premier accessible vehicle test-drive and adaptive product event for consumers living with restricted mobility (26-28th May, Silverstone Circuit, Northants. Open from 10am daily).


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First Mobility Scooters: The Useful Information

People buying their first mobility scooters will find a wealth of information to sift through. All of this information could potentially be useful when you’re narrowing down your choice, whittling your options down to just one mobility scooter that you’d eventually like to buy. At the start, though, it could all be too overwhelming. Instead, this useful information should make up the core of all of your research:

What’s the law regarding mobility scooters on the road?

You don’t need a license to ride your mobility scooter.

There are two types of scooter that you might choose to purchase.