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Helping disabled drivers get behind the wheel

QEF Mobility Services to host the relaunched Get Going Live! event for young disabled drivers

A free event is being organised to give young and recently disabled people the opportunity to experience assistive driving.

The Carshalton based Driving Assessment Centre, managed by the Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People, will be hosting Get Going Live! on October 5.

Features of the event will include:

  • Free test drives and driving assessments (pre-booking required)
  • Displays from a range of assistive product specialists who supply WAVs (Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles), mobility scooters, wheelchairs and more
  • The latest range of adapted driving controls and assistive technology
  • Informative presentations regarding accessible motoring
  • Refreshments and ample level parking
  • Accessible aviation travel training

Get Going Live! was originally a popular feature of the national Mobility Roadshow which was held annually from 1983 up until 2017.

Attendees to this relaunched exhibition will be able to safely test drive a range of accessible and adapted vehicles around a dedicated test track with qualified specialist instructors.

The event will provide the opportunity for visitors and their families, including teenagers from the age of 15, to try adapted driving for the first time and explore options for accessible motoring.

“We are delighted to be hosting the relaunched Get Going Live! event,” said Marion D’Moirah from QEF.

“Based on its popular heritage, we believe it will be well attended and deliver a unique experience to young and recently disabled individuals seeking driving independence.

“Our friendly and knowledgeable team will be on hand to offer the latest guidance regarding assisted driving and to provide instruction around our test drive track.

“We will have around 30 vehicles available for test drives and overall the atmosphere of the day promises to be fun and fully rewarding.”

The October 5 event is free and takes place between 9:30am – 4pm at the Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People (QEF), 1 Metcalfe Avenue, Carshalton. SM5 4NR.

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