Safe Travel

The motability scheme enables disabled people to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair, using their Government funded mobility allowance. You may be eligible to join the Motability Scheme if you receive:

  • the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance
  • the Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
  • the Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP) you may be eligible to join the Motability Scheme.

More information is available on the Motability website.

  • Motability have some top tips for using public transport with a wheelchair.
  • Access Bus is a dial-a-ride bus service providing door-to-door local transport, seven days a week between 9am and 5pm. It is of particular benefit to people who are unable to use standard bus services, as the driver assists passengers from door-to-door, including boarding and alighting. The buses are fully accessible, fitted with seatbelts and the most up-to-date wheelchair restraints.
  • Information on accessible transport in West Yorkshire

Disabled drivers can get practical advice about driving, an assessment of their capabilities, and advice about car adaptations and/or choice of car from Driving Mobility. They offer professional, high-quality information, advice and assessment to individuals who are recovering from an accident or injury, or who have a medical condition which may affect their ability to drive or access a motor vehicle.

Last updated: 10/31/2022