Cardiff City Council Taxi fleet to increase Wheelchair friendly Vehicles

Industry: Automotive

Everyday life for a wheelchair user can become extremely difficult, this point is no more apparent than with transportation. Taxi’s can often become a problem for wheelchair users, with many not adapted to accommodate them.

Sherborne, Dorset (PRUnderground) November 11th, 2011

Everyday life for a wheelchair user can become extremely difficult, this point is no more apparent than with transportation. Taxi’s can often become a problem for wheelchair users, with many not adapted to accommodate them.

However, Cardiff City Council has announced plans to substantially improve the usability of taxis. The idea is aimed mainly at making them more accessible for disabled people, by gradually phasing out narrow and low saloon taxi for the alternative larger, multi purpose van (MPV) style.

The MPV is a much better choice with many added features implemented purely with the user in mind, such as a ramp rather than steps, which could be a hindrance to any wheelchair user.

Out of more than 950 private hire cabs in operation, almost half of them are currently saloon taxis. The plans are to massively increase the numbers of wheelchair accessible taxis to create an overwhelming majority in the city. This would make life more pleasant for people with a disability, giving them a better chance of finding a taxi to accommodate them. The plans would also generate more revenue for the taxi owners, with more and more wheelchair users hearing of the news and choosing to book a taxi.

Despite the news, the plans haven’t yet been agreed so it could be a few years until they are fully integrated. If you would rather not rely on a taxi and travel in the peace and quiet of your own wheelchair accessible vehicle, why not speak to the people at Brotherwood mobility to help find the car that’s right for you.

Part of their sales policy when purchasing a vehicle from Brotherwood is the company always will provide a demonstration of the vehicle with the customer before purchase, whether you would like to visit us at our showroom or allow us to demonstrate from the comfort of your home.

If you do not wish to spend out on a brand new converted vehicle, Brotherwood Automobility also offer a range of used wheelchair cars for your consideration. Use the handy showroom feature on the site to filter various parameters to help choose the ideal vehicle for you. All used vehicles are inspected to fully and serviced to the appropriate manufacturer’s standards. Rest assured our used mobility vehicles are prepared to the highest standards before purchase.

To find out more about new and used mobility cars and vehicles please visit http://www.brotherwood.com/ or call 01935 872603 to speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable team members.

About Brotherwood Automobility:

Brotherwood Automobility are a specialist company that have been converting vehicles into Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles since 1985.

The company; which now has 58 members of staff and a turnover of more than £7 million, converts vehicles to allow wheelchair passengers across the world to travel seated in their wheelchairs. It exports internationally as far as Australia, Asia and South Africa as well as Europe.
The company also buys back and refurbishes used vehicles for resale.

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