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Event looks to put disabled drivers back in the driving seat

Wednesday 17th May 2017

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.

 

 

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