With the summer in full swing, disabled motorists can make the most of the good weather with top tips on seasonal driving from the Motability Scheme. The website features advice on staying safe whilst venturing out and enjoying the warm British sunshine.
The summer driving checklist, found at motability.co.uk/summer, includes tips such as:
- Keep warm clothes and a blanket in the car. Even when it is sunny during the day time, the temperature can drop quickly in the evening during the summer months.
- Before you set off, pack some food and bottles of water in case you get stuck in traffic or are travelling with young children.
- Ensure that your mobile phone battery is fully charged before starting your journey. That way you will be able to call for assistance if necessary, and the RAC are able to track the mobile phone signal to find you.
- Be sure to close all windows properly and never leave any of your valuables on display in the car – don’t make your car an easy target for thieves.
- Never leave your dog in a parked car on a warm day. Even if it’s only for a few minutes, leaving the window open a few inches or parking in the shade is not enough. The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain has partnered with the team at Battersea Dogs & Cats home to provide top tips on how to keep a dog happy and safe when out and about – accessibleguide.co.uk/tips-for-taking-your-dog-out
As well as these useful summer motoring tips, disabled people can also visit the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain website at accessibleguide.co.uk to discover a range of enjoyable days out this summer. The website includes helpful information on over 200 accessible and fun days out, reviewed by the Rough Guides’ team of disabled reviewers. Plus, the accompanying Family Days Out microsite features a range of family-friendly activities and attractions for a fun packed summer.
For more information on leasing a car, scooter or powered wheelchair through the Motability Scheme, visit motability.co.uk or call 0800 953 7000.