Disabled Motoring UK – October 2018

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Northern Rail Questioned Over Accessibility

Northern Rail Questioned Over Accessibility

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Directors at Northern Rail have been scrutinised for their policy to only allow the users of certain wheelchairs and mobility scooters to use their ramps to board the trains. The Policy states that people are allowed to use the ramps if their wheelchair or mobility scooter can be folded.

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New CAA Guidance on Assisting Passengers with Hidden Disabilities

New CAA Guidance on Assisting Passengers with Hidden Disabilities

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

On 15th October the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) issued new guidance to airlines advising them on how to provide special assistance to passengers with hidden disabilities.

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Disabled Motoring UK Awards 2018: The Winners List

Government Makes Cuts to Plug-in Grants

Government Makes Cuts to Plug-in Grants

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

The Department for Transport (DfT) has recently announced that the government will be reducing the maximum grant amount it gives to those buying vehicles that fall into emissions category 1 by £1,000 to £3,500 while the grants vehicles in emissions categories 2 and 3 will be scrapped entirely.

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Price Chipping is Rife

Price Chipping is Rife

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Only 40% of the people that have used an online car buying website to sell their vehicle online were offered the same price by the company on the day of sale according to research conducted by the car valuation firm, Motorway.

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Further Public Transport Improvements Needed

Further Public Transport Improvements Needed

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

According to new research which took into account the views of around 2,000 disabled people there are a number of ways that the accessibility of public transport could be improved to ensure that disabled people feel connected and valued in society, not least of which are the attitudes of some members of staff and fellow passengers.

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DfT's Annual Road Casualty Report

DfT’s Annual Road Casualty Report

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

The Department for Transport (DfT) has recently published its annual Road Casualty Report and it includes some interesting statistics. For example, in 2017 there were 349 motorcyclist fatalities which is a 9% rise on the previous year.

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Male Drivers are More Likely to be Disqualified

Male Drivers are More Likely to be Disqualified

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Statistics from the DVLA show that male drivers are six times more likely than female drivers to receive a driving ban. 400,000 men have been disqualified from driving over the past four years compared to 66,272 women.

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Speed Humps Proving Costly

Speed Humps Proving Costly

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

According to a study conducted by the car insurance comparison site, confused.com more than a fifth of UK motorists have reported that driving over speed bumps has caused damage to their vehicle. Local councils awarded a total of around £35,000 to motorists following these claims in the two year period between 2015 and 2017.

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