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Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles






The Accessible Planet - Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles



TheAccessiblePlanet.com work with a network of used and new wheelchair accessible vehicles dealers in the UK to bring together an online showroom that is available to search and browse to find your prefect wheelchair car. The Accessible Planet also work with wheelchair accessible car hire and rental companies to provide a free quote forr al hires - 1 day to 6 months lease. There is also the addition of brand new wheelchair accessible cars and Motability dealers in the UK.



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WAV guide:


You may have heard of wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAV's) but you dont know what makes them unique from other cars. Well, WAV's are vehicles that have been converted to accommodate those who would like to drive from a wheelchair or passengers travelling in their wheelchair. Wheelchair cars are fitted with different accessories to make them unique from other vehicles which are considered not that safe to carry a passenger remaining seated in their wheelchair. A standard WAV has features like seat belts, wheelchair tie-downs, and built-in ramp or lifts in cases of a larger car to facilitate movement in and out of the WAV and also make sure the passenger travels safe to their destination.



There are two kinds of wheelchair accessible vehicles and are distinctive with the position the passenger in the wheelchair takes. One type is the WAV that the person in the wheelchair is the driver and the other one is the passenger WAV that allow one or two wheelchair users to be seated in the wheelchair as they travel to their destination. If you wish to drive while you are seated on your wheelchair, you will have your WAV custom made to allow you drive with ease. The space you will have while driving from your wheelchair will depend on the converter that carries out the conversion and the model you select. Both conversion methods have their advantages and disadvantages and they should be taken into consideration when getting a WAV. All in all, a WAV will either have a low floor or a high roof.



As much as some WAVs are mainly converted to enable a person to drive while seated on their wheelchair, most of them are converted so that a passenger can travel in them while seated on their wheelchair. You can never know if a vehicle is a WAV or not from the outside. The conversation is so sophisticated such that they appear like just any other vehicle. Most WAVs are well designed that they match the original vehicle.
Most models the passenger in the wheelchair seats behind the front seats but there are few models that the wheelchair passenger seats in the front seat. Some models are designed to accommodate more than one wheelchair passenger or even a few more passengers. Manufacturers like Peugeot, Fiat, Renault and Vauxhall produce standard cars that can be converted by a specialist firm so that a wheelchair passenger can drive from their wheelchair.



More information on Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles can be found at TheAccessiblePlanet.com











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