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Drive from Wheelchair assessment

PaulineC
PaulineC Member Posts: 2 Listener
Good Afternoon all,

I wonder if anyone can offer any information or advice on drive from wheelchair driving assessment? My dad had an accident 3 years ago which means he now uses a powerchair and unable to transfer so he would like to try for drive from wheelchair vehicle. He has been for an assessment at Edinburgh, however they were unable to get him into the static rig for that part of the assessment!! 

The dvla have the report from the Edinburgh assessment centre and are going to give him a temporary license for 4 months during which time they want him to have instruction and assessment in a drive from wheelchair vehicle. Once this has been carried out the dvla will stamp his licence as fit to drive a vehicle with the appropriate adaptations. However I can't seem to find anyone that is able to offer this !

Does anyone have any details of who I could contact that could offer me more information?

many thanks
Pauline.

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  • Connie00
    Connie00 Member Posts: 252 Pioneering

    Hello @[email protected]

    My Name is Connie00

    I am one off the community Champion’s here at Scope.  it’s really nice to meet you.

    Welcome to the Community.

    I have been looking into this for you and this lady might be able to give you the information you need

     you could try https://www.smart.scot.nhs.uk/driving-assessment

    I am not sure where you went for your assessment test, but I hope these will be able to help you

    There is an email address which is [email protected]s.uk

    if we can be of any further help please let us know.

    Have a good day

    @connie00


  • PaulineC
    PaulineC Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi Connie,

    Thanks for the response. Yes, this was the assessment centre my dad attended,  but they could not assess for drive from wheelchair!! Thanks for pointing out the email address thought, that's useful to have.. i'll try emailing to see if they have details of who can do the drive from wheelchair part! 

    many thanks,
    Pauline.

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