Disabled Motoring UK (DMUK) is a campaigning charity for disabled drivers, passengers and blue badge holders. They lobby the UK government and businesses to improve vehicle parking, refuelling and access provision for people with a disability.
DMUK campaign on behalf of and provide support to drivers and passengers with a disability, scooter and wheelchair users plus their families and carers, representing their interests at both a local and national level to ensure that the views of people with a disability is heard.
The charity runs campaigns to highlight issues that affect all disabled motorists, including the issue of pavement parking, help for disabled drivers at fuel stations and pressure to ensure that car parks made accessible for everyone. The DMUK Baywatch campaign - which has been run every years since 2002 - aims to reduce the abuse of disabled parking spots at UK supermarkets by asking disabled motorists to survey the parking abuse at their local supermarket car park.
DMUK is the only charity in the UK that actively campaigns in this way for the benefit of every disabled motorist.
The charity has a proud history of campaigning, and over the past few decades the organisation has been heavily involved in the campaigns for the blue badge scheme, Mobility Allowances and the creation of the Motability Scheme in the 1970's. More recently DMUK worked to secure an exemption for motorists with a disability from the London Congestion Charge and played an important role in the recent reform of the blue badge scheme, which meant that people with hidden disabilities could access blue badges for the first time.
Anyone can access the basic information on the DMUK website, but members can gain access to more detailed material, advice and can make use of the DMUK guidance and case work service which helps disabled people with issues related to blue badges, parking tickets, parking provision, local authority concerns and other mobility matters.