The first step will be to have an assessment with us to determine your child’s needs and which adaptations would suit them best. A driving assessment will also give some indication of their ability to learn to drive, if this is appropriate. Contact us to arrange an assessment.
I have not driven for a long time and am feeling out of practice. Will this put me at a disadvantage?
We regularly see people who may not have driven for several months or even years. We take this into account throughout the assessment and in our recommendations.
I am feeling nervous about the assessment. Can a friend/relative be with me throughout the assessment?
Due to Covid-19, the person who brings you to the assessment will not be invited into the building, however, we are a friendly, professional team who know that people will be nervous, and will do our best to put them at their ease.
You will be asked to stay outside the building in the carpark, where we will meet you, ask you the Covid-19 questions again, provide you with a facemask and hand sanitiser, and take your temperature. If it is not within the normal range, or there is concern about your health, your assessment will not go ahead.
Current costs of assessment and how to pay
The fee will depend on who is referring you. The fee will depend on who is referring you: DVLA and Motability referrals will be free to service users.
Those who are referred by a healthcare professional pay a subsidised fee, as long as the referral form is returned with the application form. (To download, please go to Our Services, Driving Assessment page and click on the Referral form button.)
Those who self-refer for a driving assessment pay a higher fee, reflecting the cost of extra administration involved in obtaining medical information. The service user may also be approached by their GP to pay a fee for providing the information to us. Driving and Mobility do not pay for this.
I have concerns about my relatives driving, what should I do?
If you cannot discuss the subject of driving with your relative (and we know this can be tricky), try to speak to their GP, or the DVLA (advice line 0300 790 6806). Medical investigations may begin after that.