Motorcaravaning for allAt Southdowns we have experience in adapting vehicles for drivers and passengers with impaired mobility. Whatever your requirements we can offer you both advice and practical help in sourcing and fitting products to adapt your motorcaravan to suit you and your family. We have a number of disabled customers who have found our staff helpful and knowledgeable about a wide range of products available on the market.
If you feel you need more detailed advice or even a driving assessment, you may find one of the two organisations below useful. They both provide comprehensive information for disabled drivers on their websites.
The Mobility Information Service
Founded by the late David Griffiths MBE in 1979, the Mobility Information Service provides advice and guidance for people with mobility restrictive disabilities. Comprising a team of disabled drivers it has developed a range of innovative, specialised services including a Lottery funded Driver Assessment Unit.
The service provides:
- Advice on buying a car, wheelchair, scooter or mobility aid
- Information about where to go for vehicle adaptations and suppliers of mobility products
- General guidance on your legal rights as a disabled road user
- Advice about tax, parking badges and other benefits for disabled persons
Mobility Advice and Vehicle Information Service (MAVIS)
MAVIS is the Department for Transport's specialist division set up to help disabled and elderly motorists make informed decisions about their own mobility needs. It can provide practical advice on driving, vehicle adaptation and suitable vehicles for both drivers and their passengers. Like the Mobility Information Service, MAVIS has facilities to measure strength, steering force, reaction times and other factors important for safe motoring.
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