Event looks to put disabled drivers back in the driving seat
A three-day event taking place next month will showcase the latest in adapted and wheelchair-accessible vehicles as well as other mobility innovations.
Now in its 34th year, the free-to attend Mobility Roadshow is organised by the Mobility Choice charity in an effort to get more disabled drivers behind the wheel.
This year’s event, which is headlined by Ford alongside a number of other vehicle manufacturers, will take place at the National Agricultural Exhibition and Conference at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire on 1-3 June.
Visitors will be able to test-drive the latest adapted vehicles on a safe and controlled test track, assessing which vehicle is right for them. The event will also feature Get Going Live!, a test drive and advice service for those new to adapted driving.
The event will also host a workshop in partnership with the Older Drivers Forum, a not-for-profit organisation which looks to keep mature motorists on the road ‘safely for longer’.
Ann Frye, Chair of Mobility Choice, said: “The Mobility Roadshow 2017 will provide a wide ranging showcase of mobility products, accessible vehicles and adaptations that can enrich the lives of people living with disabilities.
“Visitors will discover a wide variety of adapted driving controls and vehicles to suit their personal needs together with the many demonstrations and interactive displays and sports on offer.
“We look forward to another busy and rewarding show that focuses on ability, not disability.”
Photo: Mobility Roadshow, via Facebook.
New website includes members’ portal and info on training courses etc
Apply for Corporate Membership of Road Safety GB
Road Safety campaigns, research, data and help forum
The 2017 National Road Safety Conference
For more info and to register to attend click here...
Project EDWARD - 21 September 2017
For more info click here...
AROUND THE WEB
In the fast lane
For the Volvo Group, managing speed is one of the basics of traffic safety, but there’s more to it than just staying within the speed limits.
Mobile phone penalties double - but will it be an effective deterrent?
Edward Seaman, assistant editor of Road Safety News, reviews the change in legislation and its potential to influence behaviour.
The driving test trial
The findings of a DVSA trial, conducted with the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), released to coincide with the new driving test changes.
Highways England's vehicle checks campaign
Click here to subscribe for weekly news alert