Mobility Cars Glasgow – Could You Benefit?

Mobility cars Glasgow wide are not just for older drivers who have and to change to an adapted car as their health or disability has changed over time. They are also needed by those who have faced a sudden change through illness or injury, and those who have lifelong additional physical needs. As well as older drivers, those approaching driving age also benefit greatly from these schemes. Could you be one of them? If you are unsure, then read on and find out more about the Motability Scotland Scheme and how it could help you.

Learning To Drive With Your Motability Scotland Vehicle

The freedom to do things independently is even more important for those with physical disabilities that make travelling a more complex activity. Adapted cars and other vehicles enable a great number of people to experience this freedom of movement. If you are approaching 16 and have a disability or illness that affects your mobility, then you too could benefit from Motability cars Glasgow, and Scotland wide. If you receive Disability Living Allowance at the higher rate for mobility, then you can apply for your provisional licence up to three months before your 16th birthday. Once you turn 16, you can begin to learn to drive in your adapted vehicle as long as you are named on the vehicles insurance as a permitted driver. You will also need to be accompanied, at all times. The other person in the vehicle will need to be over the age of 21 and have held their licence for a minimum of three years. They will also need to be named on the insurance; this is in case they need to take control of the vehicle at any time. Learning to drive can be an expensive undertaking, but if you qualify for mobility Hawthorn Street Glasgow based, you may also qualify for help with the cost of your lessons. In many cases, charitable support will cover up to 40 hours of tuition if you are currently using the Mobility scheme and hold your provisional licence. In addition, you need to complete your lessons within 12 months for the financial support to still be valid.

Know The Rules For Driving, Including Wheelchair Cars Glasgow

Being able to drive gives you a sense of freedom that you may not have had before. This is particularly true if you live in an area that has poor transport links. However, as a new or young driver, there are restrictions on the type of mobility cars Scotland, and Glasgow wide, that you can lease under the Motability scheme. These also apply to any used mobility cars in Scotland that you may look to purchase. The rules are there for your safety, and should be adhered to carefully to ensure you are able to continue to take full advantage of the scheme. All drivers using vehicles that are part of the Motability scheme, aged under 25, have restrictions on the engine size and insurance class of their vehicle. This currently stands at being ABI Insurance Group 16 or lower, and the vehicle cannot have more than 115 brake horse power. The only exception to the latter is when the vehicles are adapted to be wheelchair cars Glasgow based. As well as these restrictions, the rules related to the number and type of drivers differ while you are a young driver. While at this stage in your driving career, only one named person under 21 can be a named driver. If this is you, then anyone else you name to drive and support you, must be over 21. As well as adhering to these rules, you will need to ensure that the vehicle you choose is going to be suitable for your needs over the three-year lease period. This is important, especially if you are moving from school to work, or are off to university in the near future.

Gleneagles Conversions Bringing You Mobility Cars Glasgow Wide

Gleneagles Conversions specialise in wheelchair accessible, disability focused, and disabled access cars. All of our vehicles are either specially designed or adapted with the safety and comfort of disabled drivers and passengers as our priority. For new and used vans, minibuses, people carriers and mobility cars Glasgow wide that are suitable for young drivers, call today for more Motability Scotland Scheme information on 01334 657722. We’re easily accessible from Edinburgh, Aberdeen or Glasgow. You can find us online at http://gleneaglesconversions.co.uk/ where you will also find and be able to fill in our contact form, we’ll get back to you soon.