Vehicle Adaptations for Upper Body Disabilities

Driving adaptations can make an enormous difference to disabled people, in some cases enabling those who may not otherwise have been able to have the ability to drive. Some disabled people may be concerned that due to their disability it …

How In-Car Technology Can Help Drivers With Disabilities

Built-in car technology has advanced considerably over the past decade, many of these developments can facilitate the lives of all drivers, including those with disabilities. Semi-Autonomous Features Parking Assist Rear-facing cameras provide the driver with superior visibility, making it easier …

Driving With Diabetes

Most people with diabetes are able to hold a full driving license and carry on driving – there are however a number of ways in which diabetes can potentially impair driving, this can depend on the medication used to treat …

Driving Following A Brain Injury

What Is A Brain Injury? Housed inside the hard protective casing of the skull, the brain itself is a soft tissue structure which can be damaged as a result of a severe impact to the skull.  A brain injury can …

Changes To The Blue Badge Scheme – August 2019

A Blue Badge enables holders to park in designated spaces for blue badge holders, or on single or double yellow lines for up to 3 hours unless there is a “no loading” sign. The Blue Badge scheme is a government …

Driving With Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is the name given to a group of life long neurological conditions which can affect muscle control, coordination, reflexes, posture and balance. CP typically develops before, during or shortly after birth – symptoms may not be immediately …

Driving After A Stroke

What Is A Stroke? A stroke is a serious, often life-threatening illness which occurs when parts of the blood supply to the brain are cut off. The sooner the individual receives treatment for the stroke, the less likely it is …

Driving With Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Following a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) it is common for individuals to worry about how the condition may potentially impact their day to day life – a key concern is their ability to drive. Driving a car for many …

Driving After An Amputation

Can I Legally Drive Following an Amputation? Following any type of amputation, the DVLA must be contacted. This is true regardless of the type of amputation, however small. Non-disclosure can result in a fine of up to £1000 if the …