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UK Adapted vehicle rental

Postby Adaptedvehiclehire » 18 Jan 2012, 13:42

Hi there

Further to our discussions with the administrators of the site, we are pleased to present our Adapted vehicle rental service.

We are the largest provider of adapted and wheelchair accessible vehicles for disabled drivers or passengers in the UK. Additionally we have a number of branches around the UK so we are able to provide our vehicles to anywhere in the country. Our service is the ideal solution if your own vehicle is off the road, are looking to try a vehicle before buying it or if you need to go somewhere one way with our vehicle and driver service.

To the range of vehicles we offer visit http://www.adaptedvehiclehire.com/ or call 0845 257 1670
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Re: Adapted vehicle rental

Postby Burgerman » 18 Jan 2012, 18:11

Added with permission since it may be useful.
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Re: Adapted vehicle rental

Postby Adaptedvehiclehire » 31 May 2012, 11:35

We are pleased to announce to launch of our I-drive portal. This unique portal is a guide for disabled motorists and carers on driving with a disability and staying independent on the roads. It contains information on travel and access, holidays, mobility and equipment, disability support bodies, sport and leisure, news and events, accessibility of the Olympic and paralympic games, as well as inspiring stories. Most notably a story from AVH sponsored racing driver Aaron Morgan.

The link for I-drive is http://www.adaptedvehiclehire.com/idrive/ check it out!!
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Re: Adapted vehicle rental

Postby Burgerman » 31 May 2012, 12:04

Any of these yet for a wheelchair user to drive from a chair?

Made sticky as it is useful.
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Re: Adapted vehicle rental

Postby ex-Gooserider » 01 Jun 2012, 12:16

Poking around on it briefly, it does look like a good site, but it appears to be almost entirely UK based...

Nothing wrong with that, but it may be helpful to point it out so that people looking for info on non-UK options don't waste a lot of time there.... (OTOH, it looks like a good potential source for folks looking to visit the UK and needing a vehicle...)

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Re: UK Adapted vehicle rental

Postby Adaptedvehiclehire » 13 Jun 2012, 13:07

Unfortunately no drive from wheelchair vehicles yet, we are currently looking into adaptations that are suitable for a range of wheelchairs and for our delivery drivers to use.
I have told my manager about your UK comment and they will act on it if they feel it is necessary
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Re: UK Adapted vehicle rental

Postby Red Dragon » 25 Jun 2012, 05:23

handicapped from another country.

How to do get a handicapped Parking tag ?

for a vehicle that is Rented .



How laws in uk ?
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Re: UK Adapted vehicle rental

Postby ex-Gooserider » 25 Jun 2012, 11:37

I don't know how stuff works in the UK, but in the US, the HP "hang tag" that you stick on your car's mirror to show that you are HP, is associated with the HP person, not the vehicle... It is illegal for anyone else to use my tag (in my car) to park in an HP space, even if I'm in the car but not getting out. At the same time, it is legal for me to take the tag with me and use it in any car where I'm a passenger...

If I rent a car in the US, then I just take the tag with me and use it in the rental, no problems... I don't know if I take my tag with me and use it in my foreign rental, whether it would still be accepted or not, but if it isn't I'd expect there to be some form of "International tag" just like there are "International Drivers Licenses"....

In general, I would say that the best way to get an answer to the exact rules would be to contact the embassy for the country you are planning to visit and ask....

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Re: UK Adapted vehicle rental

Postby LROBBINS » 25 Jun 2012, 12:30

Goose.

We do the same thing when traveling, but it might not always work. For example, San Francisco DOES NOT recognize out of state tags, though most policemen, being human and sensible, selectively enforce this law. Visitors are supposed to contact city hall to get a temporary SF tag. Similarly, the European Union does not have a rule requiring reciprocity, and the Italian tag, being ORANGE and in Italian, is visually quite different from tags used elsewhere, but we had, for example, no problem with our Italian tag in Scotland (though we did have occasion while walking around to explain to a skeptical police officer what an Italian tag, on a car not ours, was - he was OK with this once he was informed).
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Re: UK Adapted vehicle rental

Postby ex-Gooserider » 26 Jun 2012, 04:03

Interesting - I thought the whole idea behind the EU was to encourage reciprocity, but I guess it doesn't work on everything...

I'm more surprised by the SF situation, given the explicit reciprocity requirements in the US Constitution (Article IV - The States; Section 1 - Each State to Honor all others;
Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.) Issuance of HP tags / plates is normally a state gov't function, not a municipal one, and I would have expected the tag to be treated like a drivers license, especially since it's usually the same gov't agency that issues both...

Of course there was the somewhat notorious guy from CT - the late Reverend Kaiser, who lost his right leg just below the knee to a drunk driver, and subsequently drove around in a slightly modified BMW sidecar rig (floor boards with a rail around the right one to keep his foot from falling off, and an oversized brake pedal so he could be sure to hit it...) At the time CT refused to issue HP plates for motorcycles on the theory that "handicapped people cant ride, so if you are on a bike you aren't handicapped... :roll: " The Rev just put the generic blue wheelchair stickers on the outfit, and literally handed his leg to any cop that tried to give him a ticket... If he didn't intercept the cop, he'd go to court, (wearing his full leather riding gear and clergy collar and give his leg to the judge... Never lost a case for some reason 8-). It took a few years, but he did finally force the state legislature to pass a law requiring the registry to give HP plates to qualified bikers... (and then had a second battle because they didn't want to give him HP plates for both his bike and his Cadillac station wagon...)

He pissed off a lot of people, but in his day was quite a major activist in the bikers rights community, claimed a good bit of credit for getting the CT helmet law repealed (by running protest rides at 20mph through downtown Hartford during weekday rush hours - and suggesting in the media that any commuters bothered by this call their legislators....) He also forced the state to repaint the statehouse parking lot to comply with ADA standards, and when they passed the state auto seatbelt law, showed up at the entrance to the legislators parking area with a camera and tape recorder to ask the legislators why they weren't wearing their seatbelts in accordance with the law they had just voted for... :twisted: (Unfortunately most of the responses couldn't be broadcast due to FCC language regulations....)

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Re: UK Adapted vehicle rental

Postby Sully » 26 Jun 2012, 21:13

Goose Article IV is intended for internal US States not foreign ones. We have our problems with what we actually have as far as reprocity is concerned. If you have a NH Carry permit MA doesn't have to accept it. Better yet look at NY. I know my Carry Permit from NC is very questionable probably not accepted in MA according to the lists. Just thought I would throw that out there.
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Re: UK Adapted vehicle rental

Postby ex-Gooserider » 27 Jun 2012, 11:16

Sully wrote:Goose Article IV is intended for internal US States not foreign ones. We have our problems with what we actually have as far as reprocity is concerned. If you have a NH Carry permit MA doesn't have to accept it. Better yet look at NY. I know my Carry Permit from NC is very questionable probably not accepted in MA according to the lists. Just thought I would throw that out there.


Yes, I know they have problems w/ carry permits and reciprocity - of course, far as I'm concerned the whole notion of needing someone's permission to exercise a fundamental human right is unconstitutional and immoral anyways, so why does it not surprise me that they ignore the reciprocity part as well...

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Re: UK Adapted vehicle rental

Postby Adaptedvehiclehire » 24 Jan 2013, 12:11

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Re: UK Adapted vehicle rental

Postby CPguy » 07 Mar 2014, 14:48

@ Lrobbins: You are mistaken regarding the EU. There is an "blue badge" which is valid throughout the EU. ( http://ec.europa.eu/justice/discriminat ... dex_en.htm)
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Re: UK Adapted vehicle rental

Postby LROBBINS » 07 Mar 2014, 20:07

CPguy,

Italy did not pass the local law enacting the EU blue-badge until this past year. Now we have it here too, and as Rachi's had to be renewed last spring we actually have one, but we actually traveled in Scotland some years ago with our Italian orange badge and a rental car, got some quizzical looks and one other driver asked for an explanation of what that orange placard (actually on another Italian's car) was about. It often takes Italy quite a while to actually enact European mandates.

Now, it would be nice if all European countries interpreted the EU reduced-VAT rule the same way. The reduced rates vary all over the lot, from 0% in the UK to not much discount at all, and whether it applies to all items for use in/on our devices, or just the complete device itself seems left to the whim of the seller or some local bureaucrat. In Italy it's actually defined in terms of function: used by a PWD and intended to mitigate the disability - so batteries or mountain board wheels for use on a wheelchair, or a computer replacement for Rachi's communication system get our 4% (instead of 21%) rate and (with a physician's prescription) also get a 19% credit on income tax. Right now it seems the UK has gone the other way, so Tayna will not give the 0% anymore on batteries, which is a PITA for me as I can't get Odysseys at a reasonable price in Italy (take a look at what RS wants for them - that's about the best one can do here).

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Re: UK Adapted vehicle rental

Postby CPguy » 10 Mar 2014, 11:30

@ Lrobbins: I was not aware that Italy only enacted the law last year. Austria is generally also not keen on enacting EU legislation.

As to reduced VAT I can inform you that Austria has no reduced VAT for disability products or parts thereof. So I have to pay the standard 20 % VAT on everything. However, as I am blessed to be in gainfull employment I can file a tax return where the total cost of these products is deductable from ones income thus reducing the taxable income.
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Re: UK Adapted vehicle rental

Postby snaker » 30 Oct 2015, 02:56

@Adaptedvehiclehire: Do you sell the kit for adapting a car? I want to adapt my Doblo to a raised roof van.
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Re: UK Adapted vehicle rental

Postby Irving » 30 Oct 2015, 17:16

snaker wrote:@Adaptedvehiclehire: Do you sell the kit for adapting a car? I want to adapt my Doblo to a raised roof van.

No they only hire out adapted vehicles. I don't think there are any kits for adapting vehicles. Most adaptations in UK are done by specialist firms who work with manufacturer and legislative bodies to ensure adaptations don't impact on strength, crash resistance, etc. and that adapted vehicle can get type approval.
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