My Jeep was the first vehicle in New Zealand installed with mini wheel technology. Only one of the people I had talked to had ever seen one in use before. On December 14 I passed my full license test with ease and I now feel very happy that I am just like any other driver on the road. Since the Jeep has been back in New Zealand I have done around 4000 km and along my journeys I am continually asked where this conversion was done. I reply "By Bill Georgas and his team at PME about 40 km north of Sydney".
Bill told me from the first time we spoke approximately 3 years ago that "We'll get you driving Matthew". At times in the process I wondered if this would happen, each time we made some progress more hurdles would appear such as car yards not wanting to help by letting PME view a Jeep and the New Zealand Government departments not willing to help with funding.
Aspects of my life have totally changed now I do not need to rely on family and friends to get me from place to place. This was the first year I was able to do all my Christmas shopping by myself, I was able to return a small favour to my Mum by taking her to hospital to have eye surgery and picking her up. The list goes on; it has opened up so many new opportunities.
The workmanship by the PME team is outstanding, everything is neat and tidy and all tucked out of the way. The moving arm that holds the mini wheel is brilliant, with the flick of the button it folds out of the way.
Once again I thank the team at PME for all their help in providing me with greater independence and freedom.