Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle taster experiences are coming to One Big Day Peterborough

New for 2018, disabled visitors to the Motability Scheme’s One Big Day event in Peterborough can experience what it’s like to travel in a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV).

Showcasing a large display of WAVs, adaptations, cars, scooters and powered wheelchairs, the event is taking place at the East of England Arena on Saturday 8 September.

The new WAV taster experiences is designed for those considering a WAV for the first time, and is the perfect opportunity to experience what it’s like to travel in a WAV while remaining in your wheelchair.

A range of passenger WAVs, which can be leased through the Motability Scheme, will be available to experience on-the-road, alongside a professional driving instructor to give visitors a feel of what it’s like before booking a home demonstration.

These WAV experiences can be booked at the event by visiting the test drive area and will be available on a first come first served basis.

Alison Beasley, event manager, said: “We are excited to broaden the guest experience with more opportunities available at One Big Day Peterborough. Our visitors are at the forefront of the One Big Day events and we’re always looking to add new, useful and informative elements. We hope the new passenger WAV taster experience will help visitors decide whether a WAV could be the right solution for them.”

The event also offers extensive test drive options in a wide range of standard vehicles including some fitted with popular driving adaptations.

Visitors can try adaptations such as push-pull hand controls, which make braking and acceleration possible for people with limited mobility; electronic trigger accelerators, which allow users to control the throttle using a trigger as part of hand controls, and transfer plates, designed for an easier transfer between a wheelchair and the vehicle’s seat.

Find out more about One Big Day Peterborough online here.

For more information on leasing a car, scooter or powered wheelchair through the Motability Scheme, visit motability.co.uk or call 0800 953 7000

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