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  1. Lady on scooter

    Road safety for scooters

    By Tim Barnes-Clay

    National Road Safety Week is coming up soon (21-27 November), and with that in mind we’ve come up with some safety tips for a very important, widely used vehicle — the mobility scooter. Due to their relatively small size and limited speed, users need to be particularly careful on the road, so we hope these tips will make your drive a little easier!

    • date:23 Nov 2016
  2. Scooter ramblers

    Rambling in the countryside

    By Laura Marcus

    Why is rambling such a popular new trend for Britons, including those of us with mobility issues? Well, as well as the benefits of being outdoors and enjoying fabulous scenery, wildlife and fresh air, there’s the added bonus of meeting new people and creating a healthy habit. And despite popular belief, a disability need not prevent you from getting out and enjoying the glorious British countryside.

    • date:22 Nov 2016
  3. check-engine-light

    Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

    By James Richardson from Car Buyer

    Every time you start your car, your instrument panel will twinkle with a variety of warning lights. They’re all very important –there to show us if something is wrong – but what does each one actually mean?

    • date:22 Nov 2016
  4. Car safety features hero

    What are the latest safety car features?

    By Tim Barnes-Clay

    Thanks to engineering advancements and countless safety campaigns, cars have never been as safe as they are now. With National Road Safety Week fast approaching (21-27 November), we've rounded up some of the latest safety features available for cars, including how they keep us safe before, during or after an accident.

    • date:21 Nov 2016
  5. Van with brakelights on

    Car stopping distances: everything you need to know

    By Tom Wiltshire from Auto Express

    Car manufacturers, petrolheads, and even car mags all like to talk about how fast a car can accelerate – but what about how fast it can stop? Luckily, the highway code sets out some very clear guidelines for car stopping distances which are not only good to know from a safety point-of-view, they’re a vital part of the driving theory test.

    • date:15 Nov 2016
  6. “It’s about being able to carry on a life with my grandchildren.”

    At a recent Big Event, we asked some of our customers to tell us about what the Motability Scheme means to them. Hear from customer John, below.

    • date:14 Nov 2016
  7. Christmas market hero

    Accessible Christmas Markets in the UK and beyond

    By Emma Bowler

    With just a month to go till Christmas Day, Rough Guide’s accessible travel specialist Emma Bowler shares the best Christmas markets in the UK and beyond to whet your Christmas appetite.

    Twinkling lights, rustic chalets and the promise of warm, spiced wine – a Christmas market will challenge anyone not to feel in a festive mood. Many markets offer activities and entertainment as well, and the great news is that they are keen to be inclusive.

    • date:12 Nov 2016
  8. Award winning dealers announced

    Winning scooter and powered wheelchair dealerships celebrate 2016 awards. Watch our short film to see what the awards mean to them and their customers.

    • date:11 Nov 2016
  9. New motoring technology

    New Motoring Technology

    By Tim Barnes-Clay

    There is so much new technology in the motoring world that it can often be difficult to keep up! Whether it's enhancing the way we drive, speed up or park, our cars have come a long way — and they still have a long way to go.

    Here we take a look at not only some of the technology that's available now, but also what we might have in the not too distant future.

    • date:9 Nov 2016
  10. Driving assessment

    An assessment with Driving Mobility

    By Helen Dolphin

    Independent mobility consultant Helen Dolphin MBE shares the details of her recent driving assessment for adaptations help and advice.

    • date:9 Nov 2016