Motor Neurones Disease and Driving

Here at WAVS GB we know that Motor Neurones Disease is a serious matter and the stress that can come with recently being diagnosed with the condition. This guide is here to help explain the implications that the condition poses to driving and also answer any questions that you may have! We are here to take the stress away from finding a WAV and talk you through the whole process.

If you have any questions about driving and Motor Neurones Disease then please get in touch with a member of the WAVS team today!

Can you continue to drive with Motor Neurones Disease?

A common question that we receive from customers is ‘will I be able to continue to drive’? This is entirely dependent on your symptoms and you may be able to continue driving. one thing that is extremely important to do is to inform the DVLA straight away if your driving conditions change. Failure to inform the DVLA of any change to your health can result in a fine of up to £1,000 pounds. Once informing the DVLA you are able to drive but it is important to monitor your condition and if you at all worried when driving you should pull over if you feel uncomfortable. We appreciate that pulling over is a tough decision as this takes away some of your independence but do what you feel is best and there is always someone here to help you be that family or the WAVS GB team.

Upon contacting the DVLA you will need to fill out a series of questionnaires so that an effective assessment can be made of your current situation and the implications this has. Having been in the industry for many years we have put together solutions and services to ensure that those diagnosed with Motor Neurones Disease are able to easily rent or own a WAV in a stress-free way! Below are some of the methods that work for our customers.

Benefits to leasing rather than purchasing?

We know that some Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles can cost a lot of money and appreciate that it is often the case that you may not have a lot of disposable income – Leasing a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle allows you to reap the benefits of a new WAV and also comes with less risk. We can offer fully maintained leases on a variety of WAVS all of which come with our tailored breakdown cover and insurance. We offer this in an easy to understand way and comes at a set price that is paid monthly. In addition to this, we aim to create long-lasting relationships with our customers and reward customers who stay with us for longer periods of time by ensuring that their monthly cost goes down when the Wheelchair Accessible  Vehicle is leased over longer periods of time. Leasing is a great option for those who are unsure about how their medical condition may change over the coming months or years. This is because a lease means that there is no lump sum to pay at the start and also means that there is no ongoing monthly cost for insurance or breakdown cover that must be stopped because it is all included within our monthly leasing service!

Short term hire Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

We offer two types of ways to hire here at WAVS GB – the first way is using our Short Term Hire service; this is perfect for those who are unsure on how long they will need the WAV for and do not want to commit to long periods of time so that if circumstances change you can easily return the WAV and there are no costs incurred.

Long-term hire Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

Our second type of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle hire is our Long Term Hire which is perfect for those who do not want to fully own the WAV but would like to have access to a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle for long periods of time.

Our WAV Insurance provider

We have teamed up with one of the UK’s leading Vehicle Insurance providers who are specialists in providing cover for those with motor neurones disease – Their insurance provides you with confidence that the adaptations to your WAV will be matched on a like for like basis if something were to happen to your vehicle. In addition to this, the insurance also provides a free Courtesy Car of up to £700 and will also provide protection for a wheelchair or any other form of mobility aids that were within the car at the time of the accident. To read the full information regarding our Wheelchair Adapted Vehicle Insurance head to the link provided.

If you have any questions regarding how you can Drive with Motor Neurones Disease and want to know a bit more about your options then please get in touch with a member of the WAVS GB team today!