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Mar
05
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Buying Guide
A Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) takes away the struggle and stress of having to get a disabled passenger out of their wheelchair or mobility scooter and into a car or van. Although the advantages of using a WAV are well documented, it can be difficult to know which are the best on the market, especially if it's your first time buying one. To help, we've compiled a list of the 10 best WAVs available.
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Dec
17
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As a disabled driver or disabled passenger with a nominated driver, you could be entitled to financial help from the government depending on the allowances you're already entitled to. You can apply for 100% road tax exemption, or a 50% road tax reduction.
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Nov
30
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To help make your driving or travelling experience easier and more comfortable there are a range of vehicle adaptations available from simple driving controls to an electric hoist that can lift a wheelchair user into a car.
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Oct
09
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The Equality Act 2010 outlines that insurance companies are not allowed to charge disabled drivers more for vehicle insurance cover, unless they can justify the additional costs. Similarly, the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 makes it illegal for insurers to refuse cover to a disabled person on the grounds of their disability. However, in a study conducted by MoneySuperMarket.com in 2016, insurance premiums for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs) were 69% higher compared to standard versions of the same model - this is almost more than any other modifications you can make.
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Sep
07
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No matter if you have a hearing difficulty, physical disability or a learning difficulty, you will still take the standard practical driving test that is used to assess non-disabled drivers. That means you will be tested on your ability to drive safely in different road and traffic conditions, and that you know the Highway Code and can demonstrate this through your driving ability.
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Aug
06
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If you own a mobility or disability car, then your rights regarding your parking space, can sometimes seem a little bit confusing. For this reason, the government has created the Blue Badge scheme, with which you will be able to comfortably park your vehicle as close as possible to your intended destination, and sometimes even in spots where you would otherwise be prohibited from using.
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Jul
18
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Buying Guide
Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs) are able to accommodate a wheelchair without the user having to get out of it; instead of sitting in one of the vehicle's seats, they remain in their wheelchair. We've put together the six key benefits of owning and driving a wheelchair accessible vehicle.
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Jan
12
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Buying Guide
Choosing a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) is similar to buying a standard car in that you will have a number of considerations to factor into your decision making process. Although it may seem that both entries serve the same purpose - getting a wheelchair user in and out of the vehicle - they have different benefits and drawbacks.
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Oct
31
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Many disabled drivers, as well as carers or relatives of disabled people who are unable to drive, are entitled to a complete road tax exemption. However, due to a lack of information, many are not making the claims.
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Oct
17
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Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs) are standard vehicles that have been modified for wheelchair access, encompassing a variety of cars, vans and buses that can make all the difference in helping mobility. In WAVs, the wheelchair user can ride as either passenger or driver without being transferred from their wheelchair. Choosing a WAV involves a consideration of a whole host of features — through powered lifts and access ramps — made easy at Premier Mobility.
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