Minibuses for Schools

Accessible vehicles

If you are acquiring a vehicle with which to transport people with disabilities there are some important questions to consider, some of which are set out below:

  • Will you be transporting wheelchair users?
  • Is a low floor important for people with walking difficulties?
  • Will you need space to secure folded wheelchairs?
  • Will wheelchair users be travelling in their wheelchairs? If so, how many at one time? And how many seated passengers do you need room for?
  • Will special equipment such as a wheelchair restraint system, lift or ramp be required?
  • Will the drivers need training in the safe use of the special equipment.
Hampshire Transport Management and Community Transport can both advise on how best to choose a vehicle to suit the needs of your passengers. For training your drivers to use specialist equipment such as a passenger lift, MiDAS provides an 'accessible module' for drivers of minibuses that transport passengers with disabilities.

 
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Further information

Hampshire Transport Management

email htm@hants.gov.uk
tel 01962 873930
www.hants.gov.uk/htm

Community Transport

email communitytransport@hants.gov.uk
tel: 01962 846983.