A combination of factors makes driving an uphill struggle for disabled motorists. From parking spaces to the price of fuel, plenty of aspects of driving frustrate able-bodied drivers, but these are compounded for their disabled counterparts.
On paper, there are some advantages: the minimum driving age is 16, drivers are exempt from vehicle excise duty, some can trade their mobility allowance in for a new car and the blue badge scheme allows them to park closer to destinations. But in reality, complications arise and barriers – often literal – come down that affect independence and quality of life. Continue Reading →