The Driving and Mobility Centre West of England is here to help disabled and older people keep mobile and independent, and help those affected by medical conditions stay safe on the road. We have an expert team of Occupational Therapists and Driving Advisors that undertake comprehensive assessments of ability to drive a vehicle safely and in comfort.
Find out more about driving assessments for new or experienced drivers. Information on how to refer yourself or a relative.
Our experienced team help assess individual needs to give the best advice on the equipment options available.
Try various methods for loading wheelchairs and scooters into a range of vehicles with an expert on hand to advise.
Specialist driving tuition is designed around your needs following an assessment.
Mobility Scooter Assessments
Impartial advice to help you choose the right scooter, as well as advice on using it out and about.
Information and Advice
For futher advice, get in touch directly by giving us a call, or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Bristol is our main centre where all our services are available.
The Vassall Centre
We use offices in Yeovil as a Satellite Centre to provide a small number of Driving Assessments.
Yeovil Innovation Centre
We use offices in Weymouth as a Satellite Centre to provide a small number of Driving Assessments.
Weymouth Basepoint Centre
What we do
Our aim is to keep people independently mobile as drivers or passengers. We carry out driver assessments at our acccredited centre, and can offer independent advice on aids and adaptations.
If you are having problems getting around as a passenger in a car, or feel that you may benefit from having a scooter, we have an experienced team who can help.
Will I be able to use my own car for the assessment?
Clients are unable to drive their own vehicles for assessment. The centre has dual controlled vehicles for safety and insurance purposes. We have both manual and automatic cars, with a variety of vehicle adaptations.
What does an assessment involve?
An assessment takes about 2 hours and involves an interview with a Driving Advisor and/or Occupational Therapist, and could include a cognitive assessment. We will test your visual field, distance vision and reaction times, before an in car assessment. Find out more on these tests here.
How do I refer myself for an assessment?
You can refer yourself for any of our services. Please see our services to find out more information on a specific assessment and the cost of that service. To book an assessment, please call 0117 965 9353.
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The staff were amazing and very understanding.
The staff were very friendly and did their best to put me at ease (I was terrified). They were very clear about what they were there to do, and reassuring. I would not hesitate to use them in the future if ever I needed to.