Get Going Live! returns in 2017
as part of the national Mobility Roadshow
NAEC Stoneleigh, 1st-3rd June
Get Going Live! is back – the FREE driving event for anyone new to driving who wants to discover more about adapted motoring, or review the range of hand controls currently available.
If you are young, disabled and keen to get behind the wheel, or newly disabled and want to research adapted motoring options, Get Going Live! is the event for you.
Organised by the charities Mobility Choice, DMUK and Driving Mobility, Get Going Live! 2017 is a major attraction at the national Mobility Roadshow. This exciting FREE feature will help you explore all the options for accessible motoring. Plus, for any drivers with disabilities looking to review the type of adaptations available, Get Going Live! offers a wide range, all in one place.
Combining Get Going Live! with the established Mobility Roadshow ensures that you can try out a range of adapted vehicles in a safe and secure environment, and have access to all that the Roashow has to offer too.
At Get Going Live! you can:
· Test drive a variety of vehicle adaptations,from basic push-pull controls to hi-tech options, including drive-from-wheelchair models
· Gain advice and information from mobility experts
· Review options for driving tuition
· Explore the wide variety of products and services at the Mobility Roadshow
It's all about independence
Did you know that young people with disabilities could get their driving licence at 16, a year ahead of those who are not disabled? That’s great news, but where do you start? Get Going Live! has helped hundreds of people from all over the UK to try adapted driving for the first time, and welcomes young drivers from the age of 15 to come and get in the driving seat.
Test driving at the Mobility Roadshow
You'll drive on a specially designated part of the road system at NAEC Stoneleigh, accompanied by qualified experienced drivers. Plus there will be a wide range of expert advice and information on hand to help you make the right choices for your particular needs. We work closely with experts from Driving Mobility and Advanced Driving Instructors who are experienced in tuition for anyone with mobility problems.
Have a question? See our FAQs below for more information.
Q When is it?
A Get Going Live! 2017 is a key feature of the national Mobility Roadshow, the UK’s premier consumer event for anyone who needs mobility advice and information.
Q Where is it?
A It takes place at NAEC Stoneleigh, Warwickshire from 1st-3rd June 2017.
Q How much does it cost?
A Admission, test driving and all other activities are completely FREE OF CHARGE!
Q Who can attend?
A Young people with disabilities keen to start driving and planning for their first car; newly disabled people seeking confidence to get back into the driving seat; drivers with disabilities who are looking at options for different types of hand controls.
Q What cars can I drive?
A There’ll be a range of standard production models with adaptations plus drive-from-wheelchair models too.
Q How old do I have to be?
A If you have a disability you can gain a driving licence at 16, a year ahead of those who are not disabled. You must be aged 15 or over to test drive one of the adapted vehicles although younger prospective learners are welcome to practise transferring and familiarising themselves with controls.
Q What if I have never tried to drive before?
A That is exactly what this event is for. You will be driving on a safe road system, accompanied by professional drivers with experience of our events. All vehicles are fitted with dual controls for safety.
Q Do I have to attend the day with a parent or guardian?
A Yes, if you are 16 years of age or younger - please ask your parent, guardian or carer to pre-register you in advance when registration opens.
Q I have a learning disability – will it be suitable for me as well?
A Yes indeed – several past visitors with learning disabilities have really benefitted from the advice and information about learning to drive, so come along and find out more!
Q How will I be able to tell which are the best adaptations for me?
A You’ll be able to gain advice and information from mobility experts and Advanced Driving Instructors, with guidance to help you familiarise yourself with what it is like behind the wheel.
Q Is this the first event of its kind?
A No – there have been Get Going Live! events since 2011. Visit the Gallery to view pictures from those events.
Q What else will I find there?
A As Get Going Live! 2017 is part of the national Mobility Roadshow, you’ll be able to benefit from the wide range of mobility experts, products and services at the show to help maintain independent mobility.
Get Going Live is organised by: