Mobility Impaired

Mobility Impaired

Key Facts:

  • In 2007 it was estimated that there were 1.7 million active licensed disabled drivers in the UK representing 5 per cent of the licensed population.

  • In 2007 it was estimated that 428,000 adapted vehicles were in use in Great Britain. However, only 37,000 drivers had licences which restricted them to using adapted vehicles.

(S. Tong et al., 2007)

  • The risk of a disabled driver being involved in an RTI was not found to be statistically different from the risk posed to drivers in general.

(P. Henriksson and B. Peters, 2002)

  • It was estimated in 2010 that around 330,000 people use mobility scooters in the UK.

(House of Commons Transport Committee, 2010)

  • The majority of respondents to a UK government consultation on mobility scooters supported:

    • Introducing compulsory insurance;

    • Introducing mandatory assessment of suitability to drive;

    • Introducing mandatory driver training; and,

    • Making vehicles and users more conspicuous.

(DfT, 2010)

  • Date Added: 03 Apr 2012, 08:16 AM
  • Last Update: 01 May 2013, 05:33 PM