Wheelchair Access Vehicles Croydon
There are lots of things we take for granted and make use of in our daily life that make living that little bit easier – things such as a dishwasher, coffee machine, microwave etc. For anyone living with a disability, a wheelchair accessible vehicle could be a welcome addition to add to this list.
Owning a wheel chair accessible vehicle will give independence and a wider variety of options and driving experiences from shopping days out to family trips and holidays. For anyone looking to buy an adapted car for the first time, attention should be given to the following to help choose the right vehicle:
- First and foremost make sure that the wheelchair fits easily into the vehicle.
- The length, width and height should be taken into consideration to ensure plenty of room.
- As a general rule most vehicles will be able to take a wheelchair width of up to 29 inches.
Most wheelchair adapted cars do not present a problem for a wheelchair in respect of length and width but different vehicles may have a variety of internal heights. Make sure there is enough clearance room as a forward view is important on a journey especially if the wheelchair user is tall. If there is not enough space they could spend a journey looking at the ceiling!
While some people might need another person to help enter and exit the vehicle, there are also conversions available that allow the wheelchair user to load and unload themselves, along with their wheelchairs, at the press of a button.
Generally, if the adapted vehicle purchased is for the use of a wheelchair bound person; there will be no Vat chargeable. However if the vehicle is for a commercial purpose, e.g. Taxi, Private etc then VAT will be applicable.
Road Fund Licence
Exemption may be the case if the person fits the following criteria:
- The higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance is received.
- A War Pensioners Mobility Supplement applies.
- The vehicle must be registered in the disabled person’s name or a nominee named on the exemption certificate.
- Note: Generally a person who becomes disabled after retirement will not receive Road Fund Licence exemption.
A free tax disc can be got at a post office that issues road tax, or alternatively, by post. Renewals can also be made online.
There is not a top age limit to driving. A licence will have to be renewed at age 70 and thereafter every three years. The Licensing Authority will send a reminder form about this.
Wheelchair Access Vehicles Croydon can help you choose the best wav for your specific requirements and budget. Our professionals will assist you in choosing the right vehicle so you don’t have to deal with any extra effort or pain and can experience the joy of travelling with comfort.
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