In 2015, according to the Revenue Press Office, over 4,660 new vehicles were remitted under the Tax Relief Scheme for people with disabilities. In addition, 12,107 reclaimed the excise duty on fuel. Individuals who are eligible for the scheme are entitled to change their vehicles every two years.
With this in mind, the Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland (DDAI) is once again staging the Disabled Drivers Motorshow and Conference on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th September 2016 in the RDS, Dublin. Entry will be free of charge to visitors. Founded in 1970, the Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland (DDAI), a registered charity with over 4,500 members, working for disabled people, promoting independence and equal opportunity through mobility, education and training.
Richard Ryder, marketing manager for DDAI, said it has organised the show in response to a growing demand for an event that will showcase the latest vehicles, associated products and services to people with limited mobility, their families, carers and healthcare professionals. In addition, the Conference will cover key topics including Changes to the disabled drivers and passengers tax relief scheme, Changes to the fuel grant scheme, Adaptations available and Finance options available when purchasing a vehicle.
Richard said, "Our population is aging and there are currently over 500,000 people in Ireland living with some form of disability. The Motor Show and Conference represents a major opportunity for distributors and dealers to connect with this very important audience and sector