Adaptive vehicle manufacturers to gather for Driving Mobility day


A select number of companies specialising in adaptive driving equipment will come together next week as part of an accessible driving day.

Part of the Driving Mobility network, Derby DrivAbility, will be holding the Driving Assessment Open Day for healthcare professionals and the general public at its new premises on 22 May.

Autochair, Des Gosling Mobility Ltd, Allied Mobility and Sirus Automotive will showcase a range of equipment including scooter and wheelchair hoists, left-foot accelerators, steering aids, hand controls, ring accelerators and rotating seats.     

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Charity Driving Mobility accredits 20 driving assessment centres covering the whole of the UK, many with outreach facilities.

Derby DrivAbility’s open day will offer attendees knowledge on assisted driving and wheelchair accessible vehicles either for themselves or for their clients.

Liz Whiteman, centre manager, said the charity will be welcoming all local health professionals to its open day. She said: “Our new facilities here at Derby DrivAbility are fantastic and our complete range of services will be on display.

“With the support of specialist manufacturers, the event promises to be an unmissable opportunity for service users, therapists, GPs and anyone with a need for greater driving independence.”

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