From Disabled Go News.
fuelService, a revolutionary phone App, has been launched to enable disabled drivers to re-fuel their vehicles more easily. fuelService is being trialled at Shell service stations in the North West of England with a national rollout later in the year based on success.
The idea was the brainchild of Niall El-Assaad who after becoming paralysed in a cycling accident was fed up with struggling to get help to put fuel in his car. The App helps the driver find a local petrol station and check that there will be an attendant able to help before they go.
Niall El-Assaad said, “Not only was I embarrassed by having to drawing attention to myself by honking my horn and waving my Blue Badge about, but also when a station is single manned the attendant was unable to leave their position to help. It meant I was waiting for ages wondering if they had seen me and if I would get help. When no one came I would need to drive to another petrol station and try again – just hoping I didn’t run out of petrol.”
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