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Motability car abuse?

keithbkeithb Member Posts: 1 Listener
I know someone that has a Motability car for her husband who does not benefit from it.She uses it to go and play bingo,goes shopping with her friend,shopping for an elderly person.What can i do about it,she is abusing the system.


  • AlexAlex Scope Posts: 1,324 Pioneering
    edited December 2016
    Hi @keithb

    Welcome to the community.

    Although the disabled person doesn't have to be in the car for every journey, it should be used to benefit them. 

    Mobility has some info on their website:
    Misuse would include:

    Not giving the disabled person the benefit of the car
    Driving whilst uninsured or banned
    Using the car in a criminal act
    Lending, sub-leasing or selling the car
    Using the car for unauthorised business purposes, for example, as a taxi or delivery vehicle
    Not taking proper care of your car

    You can report misuse through the website.

    Mobility cars can be vital lifeline to people - so I think it's really important that the scheme is protected for those that need it.

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