Get Going Live! 2016
Get Going Live! returns in 2016
as part of the national Mobility Roadshow
Silverstone Circuit, 26th-28th May
Get Going Live! is back – the FREE driving event for anyone new to driving who wants to discover more about adapted motoring
Returning in 2016 as part of the national Mobility Roadshow at the world-famous Silverstone Circuit, this exciting FREE event will help you explore all the options for accessible motoring.
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 adaptations and vehicles, including wheelchair accessible 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!
Silverstone - home of the British Grand Prix
What better place to start the drive of your life? You'll drive on a specially designated part of the world-famous circuit 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 the Forum of Mobility Centres 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! 2016 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 Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire on 26th - 28th May 2016.
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, as well as newly disabled people seeking confidence to get back into the driving seat.
Q What cars can I drive?
A There’ll be a range of standard production models with adaptations plus drive-from-wheelchair models too. All test drives take place on a designated section of the famous Silverstone circuit - where better to have your first adapted driving experience!
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 over 15 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 dedicated section of the circuit at Silverstone, 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! 2016 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: