Mobility Products and Design has the largest range of extension equipment designed for cars to be used primarily by disabled drivers to make driving both possible and safe. You can find out about the different types of device below.
- Find out about the different models by MPD below:
Information on Mobility Products and Design’s Extension Equipment
Other manufacturers of disabled driving equipment (Menox, MPS Monarch and so forth) simply do not have many (if any) extension controls so it’s worth focusing on MPD’s products.
It’s surprising but ultimately they have almost no competition from their competitor companies of hand controls and assistive mobility equipment, therefore if you need an extension for a vital aspect of your car then it’s worth perusing this page to find what you’re looking for.
If you’re interested in their other types of driving gear then it’s worth seeing the Mobility Products and Design page here.
MPD Steering Attachment Extension
The steering wheel extension attachment allows for the any of MPD’s steering aids to be positioned closer to the driver to allow for easier usage.
Most drivers probably won’t find this as useful as the various other extensions below which are far more universally useful among paraplegic and handicapped drivers.
MPD Parking Brake Extension
If you have both a floor parking brake pedal as well as immobile legs then using this pedal parking brake extension is vital for being able to use your hands to activate the brake.
This is a must have if you do not have use of your legs and it’s one piece of disabled equipment which tends to be overlooked by other manufacturers simply because pedal brakes are rarer than standard hand controlled ones.
MPD Gear Stick Extension
If you have a gear where the gears need manually changing than this is incredibly useful because it allows for positioning close to the steering wheel.
The reason the gear stick extension is useful is because it allows you to either operate both the wheel and gear stick with one hand, or if you have small hands or there’s a problem with the placement then it still dramatically reduces the distance between the two allowing for faster transitions.
This can be made even more effective by being used in conjunction with other car extension devices which MPD manufacture.
MPD Right Turn Signal Extension
The right hand turn signal extension is a useful tool which allows left and right car signalling to be placed on the right hand side of the vehicle as opposed to the left.
You can visit its own specific page to find out why this is particularly useful for disabled drivers who using assistive hand controls, as well as extension devices it can be used in conjunction with.
MPD Dash Mounted Gear Shift Extension
This extension is for dash-mounted gear shifts only and it’s deigned to centralize yet another vital car function close to the steering wheel and hand controls.
Whether it’s closer to just the steering wheel or the hand controls too depends on which side the hand control lever is attached too (although some are directly below the wheel).
This is one of MPD’s universally useful devices – almost all people who can utilize this technology will definitely find it useful.
MPD Emergency Brake Handle Extension
This is perfect for people suffering with arthritis who find pushing the parking brake button and pulling back the handle difficult to achieve.
You can find out more about the emergency brake handle extension here.
For people that don’t need this device then you’ll still find it useful as a driving aid because it reduces the effort required by leveraging the handle you pull as well as pushing the button for you too.
MPD T-Handle Gear Shift Extension
This extension is designed specifically for t-handle gear shifts and allows the button to be pressed and the gears adjusted using one swift movement.
This is useful for people with arthritis (or similarly affecting ailments) as well as people who simply want an easier driving experience.
The handle (like almost all of MPD’s handles) is coated with a foam layer for comfort.
MPD Close Positioned Right Turn Signal Extension
This right turn signal extension is designed to be close to your hand controls which allows you to either have both handles in one hand or switch rapidly between the two.
This is perfect for drivers who are uncomfortable taking their hands the gas/brake pedals even for just a few moments. Notice that this handle isn’t padded.
MPD Car Key Extension
This key extension is perfect for people with a weak grasp who find it hard to hold and turn something as small as a key. With this device you gain extra leverage plus a larger handle to grip.
There are a substantial amount of drivers who only have grasp/grip issues (or low hand strength) and MPD offers a substantial array of different equipment which perfectly fits their requirements.