When we had the RDA sessions parking was difficult with all the helpers, the kids buses and the adult riders cars.
In the UK disabled people can be provided with a three wheel vehicle. They do not take passengers and are limited on speed and being made fro fibre glass, very light. All are a light blue.
One day we were really busy, three men who rode had parked their three identical vehicles behind each other, on the hill, with Arthurs right into the wall of the tackroom.
Another rider had a mini adapted for her to drive. She asked if I could bring the car to her as she was very weak after her lesson.
I was told it was automatic - which was fine. I start it up and have to reverse back to get room to get out.
Now, the foot pedals were blocked off and all was done with a hand control.
The car had enough power to go back with no throttle. I out it in forward gear and as it was going to take some shunting to get it out of the gap, I pressed down on the hand control, to brake - only it accelerated form 0 - 50 with one press of the handle.
This put me straight into the back of Dick's car which, in turn went into Harry's car, which went into Arthurs which went into the tackroom wall.
The tthree men were all watching and having trouble standing they thought it was so funny.
Doreen who owned the mini, lacked a sense of humour. Her car was unmarked and with the cars all shunted a couple of feet forward, I removed hers from the gap with no problem.
When the men had stopped laughing Harry said "I did mine in Ryde yesterday."
Arthur said "I did mine in Cowes today."
Harry said "Well I had better do mine in Newport tomorrow."
All three vehicles were split front and back, nothing major.
I really thought that with hand controls down would be for braking and up for acceleration.
I was wrong!