The Scheme leasing will cover two named drivers. Regardless of who is the driver, the Scheme car will always be to the benefit of the disabled customer.
To make sure that Scheme customers benefit directly from the Scheme car, location trackers can be fitted to vehicles if the risk of misuse is high; such as, where Scheme customers permanently reside in a care home and have several drivers who have access to the car, or if none of the customer’s named drivers live with them.
It is expected that location trackers will be fitted in fewer than five percent of the 630,000 plus cars leased through the Motability. Where a tracker has been identified as appropriate, the Scheme customer will be contacted in advance of the date the tracker will being fitted. Data will only be collected on the location of a Scheme car at any time and this data will only be used where a report is needed, or suspicion raised, that a car may be being misused.
Trackers are just one of a few ways to cover the Scheme from abuse, and to ensure that the cars are used to assist Scheme members.