Getting to School

David Filmer: Driving

David Filmer was born in 1970 in London. At six his family moved to Hampshire, where he attended his local mainstream primary school. Then aged ten he went to two residential special schools, first in Reading and then Hampshire. He returned to the mainstream at sixteen, attending a local sixth form college and went on to university.

Here David talks about being able to get his driving license at sixteen.

  • David Filmer


The moment that I hit sixteen and was able to get a driving licence was a major moment for me, in terms of opening up my whole social life and ability to get out and go and do things and I was very lucky, one to have the privilege of being allowed to drive a year earlier than most teenagers, being able to get a driving licence at sixteen rather than seventeen, because of my disability.

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