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DISABILITY DRIVING



Physical impairment need not be a barrier to learning to drive. A whole range of adaptions can be made for people who find they are unable to use the normal controls. Below is a range of organisations, charities and support groups that offer advice and information on motoring-related areas.

Blue Badge Network
The Blue Badge Network has information about parking regulations, legislation directly affecting their users/members and related disability issues.

Disabled Drivers' Association
The Disabled Drivers Association aims to promote independence through improved mobility for disabled people and those with mobility problems.

Disabled Drivers' Motor Club Ltd
The Disabled Drivers' Motor Club is a specialist voluntary organisation in the UK run by and for disabled people who have an interest in motoring and independent mobility.

MAVIS (Mobility Advice and Vehicle Information Service)
MAVIS helps disabled and elderly motorists make informed decisions about their own mobility needs by providing practical advice on driving, vehicle adaptation and suitable vehicle types for both drivers and passengers.

Mobility Information Service
A resource for physically disabled people who drive or want to drive. It is mostly run by volunteers, the majority of whom are themselves disabled and who have a desire to help others overcome their own mobility problems.

Motability
Motability is a national UK charity, which helps disabled people and their families to become mobile.

National Association for Bikers with a Disability (NABD)
Provides help, in the form of grants, learner machines and obtaining discounted insurance for disabled people who wish to ride motorcycles.

Banstead Mobility Centre
QEF - Queen Elizabeth's Foundation, based in Surrey

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