You’ll find that steering knobs are the most popular attachment, but remember there are so many different types to suit many different requirements. I’ll go over the different types below, but you should also be aware of control keypads as well as some type of hand control (such as by GuidoSimplex) which allow attachments for controlling the car directly on the steering wheel.
You’ll find that your basic old fashioned style steering (formerly suicide) knobs are some of the most popular to use. Using the steering wheel with one hand is something which most disabled drivers have to be capable of doing, but turning it with just one hand can be very difficult – which is why a steering knob is so useful.
The main different types of steering knob are those which are ‘pin grips’ which are (usually) padded ‘fingers’ which are designed to be gripped by the hand. There are also circular and spherical knobs (slightly different in shape), as well as different models which allow for wrist support.
These allow the wrist to be encased with (usually) padded support ‘fingers’ (similar to the pin grips) which mean that the driver can relax his wrist. This is especially useful for those who drive constantly, or infrequently but take long drives.
There are lots of different types of Car Driving Equipment for Handicapped Drivers which cater for a surprisingly large amount of disabilities. People who are amputees, or can still use one leg, or have energy/strength issues as well as many other difficulties are all catered for.
It might be worth checking out our page on car pedal equipment for handicap drivers if you still have partial use of your legs because there are some incredible opportunities. Being able to use just one leg is an incredible advantage when used in conjunction with the right equipment.
There’s also the Secondary Car Function Equipment for the Handicapped which I mentioned above, and generally these are attached to the steering wheel and allow you to remotely control certain aspects of the car such as (to name a few) headlights, turn signals, distress lights, windscreen wipers… around 15 functions are possible in total.
It’s worth checking out our page on the Installation of Car Driving Equipment for the Disabled because depending on what you buy you may or may not need professional installation.
But of course, it’s also worth asking yourself the question ‘Do I need Car Driving Equipment as a Handicapped Driver’. Some people will definitely need them as a basic requirement, others may want them because they make driving an easier experience – others may not need them, or be able to afford them.
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