An overview of the literature on disability and transport
- Published: Disability Rights Commission, 2003
- Authors: Louca-Mai Wilson
- Date Added: 14 Feb 2013
- Last Update: 20 Mar 2013
To provide an overview of the literature relating to transport.
Broad review of literature relating to transportation and disabled people.
The car is most popular mode of transport for disabled people in the UK – 90 per cent of disabled people travel by car, although only 40 per cent have a car in their household.
Whilst one third of the general public do not drive, 79 per cent of disabled people do not drive. Hence there is a level of reliance on others: 67 per cent of disabled people regularly travel in a car driven by others.
Schemes such as Motability rationalise government allowances and vehicle schemes for the disabled – Motability has almost 400,000 customers.
Reiterates findings of other studies that disabled drivers have similar RTI rates to non-disabled drivers.
Disabled drivers, transport use, car use.
Report contains only a small amount on disabled drivers and still less on road safety. However, it does demonstrate the importance of car use in transporting disabled people.