The Freedom for Disabled Drivers to Drive a Vehicle

Being disabled is a terrible burden, and although I only suffered a spinal fracture which left me unable to walk for several months I remember the first week or so where almost all movement was impossible.

Lying in a bed, only able to move my arms and my neck opened my eyes at the age of 19 to the difficulties which disabled people face.  We all know it’s hard, but you simply have to experience it for yourself to feel that anger, frustrating and degradation which many handicapped people face.  But the 21st century has been one of the best for disabled people, and disabled driving is becoming more and more endemic in a world which is only starting to become truly disabled-friendly.

Freedom for Disabled Drivers to Drive a Vehicle

Freedom for Disabled Drivers to Drive a Vehicle

One of the worst things about not being able to use your legs (and in my case my spine too) is the fact that the simplest task becomes a choir and triumph upon completion.  Being able to drive is just one which disabled people have been robbed of; but don’t need to be any longer.

With the use of Disabled Vehicle Hand Controls you can utilize almost all vehicles, whether cars, van or even lorries – and drive just like everyone else.

Don’t think for one second that it’s going to be dangerous, there’s no denying it takes getting accustomed to, but purely on a statistical basis you’ll actually find that disabled drivers are actually less likely to be involved in an accident.  I can completely understand this because taking risks are what ended me up in a Thai hospital, but never the less it was surprising to read about.

Disabled Drivers to use Vehicle Hand Controls

Disabled Drivers to use Vehicle Hand Controls

If you’re interested in learning more, then it may be worth finding out about the Misconceptions about Disabled Vehicle Hand Controls to make sure you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into.  At the moment we’re the only authority on the internet at the moment with real and helpful information, so we would suggest finding out about the different manufacturer’s models here.

One aspect of disabled driver relates to the various Laws About Vehicle Hand Controls for the Disabled which vary from country to country, however we’ll be focusing primarily on the US and UK laws.

If you’re interested in driving as a disabled person then it’s important to locate the correct model for you, and it might be worth see our page on Tips to Starting Disabled Driving for your Vehicle for learning what to do once you’ve made the purchase and installation has occurred (if it’s necessary).

Finally I’d definitely suggest that you find out about the Differences Between Permanent and Portable Vehicle Hand Controls which will help you in choosing which type of hand control is right for you based on your specific situation.

Utilizing this website allows you to cover every single aspect of driving as a handicapped person, from locating a disabled car dealership, to making the purchase, overseeing the installation (in most cases although it’s not always required), getting started driving and finally finding out about all the different manufacturers.

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