Drivers with a disability
If you are a driver and have or gain a disability GOV.UK has useful information to help, including details on when you need to tell the DVLA about any changes to your health.
Some young people with a disability can drive a car at age 16 if you get, or have applied for, the enhanced rate of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
The number of older drivers has been steadily increasing over the years. Drivers aged 70 or over are required to renew their driving licence every three years. There is no test or medical, but you do have to make a medical declaration that may lead to DVLA making further investigations. You can renew your licence online.
If you are worried about yourself or an older driver the AA has some tips to help you.
Age UK has information for older drivers.
The Motability Scheme enables disabled people to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair by exchanging their government funded mobility allowance.
If you receive the following, you may be eligible to join the Motability Scheme:
- Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance
- Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
- Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
A Blue Badge is a disabled parking permit that allows people who are registered blind, or those with severe mobility issues, easier access to public facilities. The section also provides information on disabled parking bays.
Find out more and apply for a Blue Badge.