Monday, December 29, 2008

Cheap Range Rovers for the Disabled

http://www.thisisstaffordshire.co.uk/news/funding-Range-Rovers-disabled/article-564113-detail/article.html

The Sentinel [UK]
22 December 2008

Are we funding Range Rovers for the disabled?

ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS: I was appalled to hear that you can get a brand new Range Rover for £5,000 if you are disabled.

That means that the public are paying the balance, which could be £45,000 to £50,000 for each one. Surely this money would be better spent on drugs that the NHS cannot afford.

There are children and adults suffering so that people can ride around in Range Rovers.

I am not saying that we should go back to invalid cars as in the 1950s and '60s, but to go to this extent is absolutely ridiculous. What will it be next, a Rolls Royce?

KEITH WHEAWALL
Shallowford

http://www.thisisstaffordshire.co.uk/news/Free-cars-disabled-myth/article-571558-detail/article.html

The Sentinel [UK]
27 December 2008

Free cars for disabled are a myth

MYTHS DISABLED: So Mr Wheawall resents disabled people having the use of Motorbility vehicles. Mr Wheawall, I am not disabled and nor do I have a 'free' car. However, as you seem so envious of what you believe others to have, I would like to inform you that disabled people are not given a new Range Rover for £5,000. If they have the money to hand over £5,000 for the use of a car for three years, they are able to use one. After three years, they hand the car back. They do not have a refund of the £5,000.

I have heard that some people believe that disabled people are also given free petrol for their cars. That is another urban myth.

D HEWITT
Newcastle

http://www.thisisstaffordshire.co.uk/news/Disabled-drivers-lease-buy-cars/article-571557-detail/article.html
The Sentinel [UK]
27 December 2008
Disabled drivers lease, not buy, their cars