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    Useful resources

    This thread is a sticky for users to post commonly used motoring-related resources that might be useful for other users.

    Here are some to get you started:

    Motability: http://www.motability.co.uk/cars-and-wavs/

    Gov.uk : the UK Government website: transport if you’re disabled
    https://www.gov.uk/transport-disabled

    Rica: independent research charity
    online car search http://www.rica.org.uk/content/car-search
    motoring guides for older/disabled drivers http://www.rica.org.uk/content/motoring

    Blue Badge Scheme: https://www.gov.uk/browse/driving/blue-badge-parking

    Disabled Motoring UK - campaigning charity for disabled motorists, passengers and Blue Badge holders: http://www.disabledmotoring.org/

    Forum of Mobility Centres - a network of centres that offer Driving Assessment, Passenger Assessment and Information and Advice on matters concerning independent mobility (primarily related to car and adapted vehicle use as a driver or passenger): http://www.mobility-centres.org.uk/

    New Concise Blue Badge Road Atlas - http://radar-shop.org.uk/Detail.aspx?id=3

    Blue Badge Protector - http://radar-shop.org.uk/Detail.aspx?id=36


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    Last edited by administrator; 11-13-2013 at 08:50 AM. Reason: Links updated

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    this is for USEFUL resource, of which you are not - this post has been reported

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    thanks for sharing it

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    thanks for sharing the links, all very useful

    PS I have the concise blue badge road atlas and it is brilliant!!!

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    Parker's Cost of Motoring tool lets you compare the total costs of cars - you can even use it with Motability cars by resetting the depreciation to the cost of the AP!
    http://parkers.car-costs.co.uk/
    Motability Car History
    05/2009-05/2012; Nissan Qashqai 1.5 Diesel Tekna; 36,500 miles; avg 41.1mpg (34.2 - 56.5mpg)
    06/2012-Present; Ford C-Max 2.0 Diesel Titanium Powershift; 24,000 miles; avg 38.1mpg (33.6 - 56.7mpg)

    Click here to send me an email with any private Motoring questions you may have. Replies usually within 48hrs

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    Download Scooter manuals http://www.discountscooters.co.uk/extra/...index.html

    Concessionary bus travel http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/regional/buses/concessionary/

    TFL Congestion charge http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/congestioncharging/

    Short term car insurance http://www.dayinsure.com/

    Disabled friendly car hire http://www.mobility-centres.org.uk/usefu...arhire.htm

    Green car site http://www.greencarsite.co.uk/index.htm

    Camping & caravaning
    http://www.campingandcaravanningclub...Secondhand.pdf

    Car tax http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/Own...DG_4022121

    Accessible holidays http://www.accessatlast.com/

    M6 toll http://www.m6toll.co.uk/pricing/exemptions.asp

    Disabled persons railcard http://www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk/

    Travel guide
    http://www.disabilitynow.org.uk/latest-n...ent-living

    Cruise company for the lone traveller (no carer required)
    http://www.princess.com/


    Driving test changes
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQRl3zkkOgg

    Interparcel....much cheaper way of sending parcels and you dont have to leave the house as the couriers collect from your house too. They have contracts with pretty much all the big courier firms and because they buy in bulk pass on the saving to customers
    http://www.interparcel.com/

    ASKMID...check if a car is insured etc from The Motor Insurance Database
    http://www.askmid.com/ownvehicle/


    Mobility Scooter breakers yard....just like buying parts from a vehicle dismantler for road vehicles, but these people do the same for mobility scooters
    http://mobilitycarestore.com/spares.aspx

    petrol prices.com ...find the cheapest fuel in your area
    http://www.petrolprices.com/

    Using your Blue Badge in other European countries
    http://www.iam.org.uk/images/stories/dow...abroad.pdf

    A basic MPG calculator.... just enter the number of litres you have used and the miles you have travelled for an instant calculation of your MPG figure
    http://www.guycroft.clara.net/utils/mpg.html

    Blue Badge use, USA: http://www.usembassy.org.uk/rcdisable.html

    Blue Badge use, Europe: http://www.aatrust.com/index.asp?pageid=...=bluebadge

    National Rail, UK: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/passenger_...assengers/

    National Express coaches, UK: http://www.nationalexpress.com/why_choose/disabled.cfm

    Caravanning: http://www.caravanable.co.uk/

    For those who prefer to travel by train or sea I have just remembered this one http://www.seat61.com/

    not particularly disabled-related but a mine of information (amuses me that he is selling advertising space to BA though ...)

    Scooter batteries :.
    http://www.batteries4mobilityscooters.co.uk/

    Toll concessions :
    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeop.../DG_181209

    London Black Cab App :
    http://disabilityhorizons.com/hailo-ing-a-cab

    Scooter & Powerchair Insurance :
    https://www.fishinsurance.co.uk/mobility...urance.php

    Mobility News :
    http://www.mobilitynews.co.uk/

    Asda budget car tyres :
    http://www.asdatyres.co.uk/order/select-...nd-savings

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    Thought I should place a couple of my useful spreadsheets here.
    (all compatible with Microsoft Excel 1997-2013 and the free software OpenOffice's Calc)

    Compare Petrol vs Diesel Cars
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...olvsDiesel.xls

    Keep Track of and Calculate Your MPG
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...PG_Tracker.xls
    Last edited by Paul; 05-09-2013 at 07:01 PM.
    Motability Car History
    05/2009-05/2012; Nissan Qashqai 1.5 Diesel Tekna; 36,500 miles; avg 41.1mpg (34.2 - 56.5mpg)
    06/2012-Present; Ford C-Max 2.0 Diesel Titanium Powershift; 24,000 miles; avg 38.1mpg (33.6 - 56.7mpg)

    Click here to send me an email with any private Motoring questions you may have. Replies usually within 48hrs

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    Don't know if this is the right section of the forum, but here goes:- Can anyone tell me where to write off to, to apply for a 'hard copy' of the book The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain? I don't have a printer, and can't do any downloads.

    Many thanks
    Blair1

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    This was the only place I could find, Amazon where they have several 2nd hand copies for sale.


    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-lis...&condition=all
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    Rough Guide to Accessible Britain. http://www.accessibleguide.co.uk/buynow1.php

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