Since 2013 it has been reported that more than 50,000 people with disabilities have had their specially adapted vehicles taken away. This is part of a new government clamp-down on these vehicles after changes to disability benefits.
The scheme, known as the Motability scheme, entitles disabled people to lease adapted cars, scooters or powered wheelchairs using part of their benefit. However, Motability have said that since the changes to disability benefits have come into effect, more than 50,000 people have had those vehicles taken away from them. This, according to AutoExpress, is 900 people a week.