Driving with hand controls requires the installation of disabled driving equipment upon the pedals which allow the handicapped driver’s hands to be able to access and pilot the vehicle unimpeded. By utilizing a simple guard cover which sits over the brake pedal.
This device has a useful utility which allows for quick release and hence enables an able bodied driver the ability to utilize the pedal. This needs to be combined with a hand control (or other driver mechanism) which also allows for quick removal (or which allow the vehicle to be driven without the use of hands only).
The device itself is basic, as you would expect, and is simply a thin sheet of black stainless steel which is placed over the pedal. It’s bolted down into position for firmness, and although the floor plate cannot be removed you’ll find that the action part of the model which is the metal sheet guard which stops the actual engagement can be removed.
You’ll find that most disabled drivers utilize some sort of pedal guard depending on their disability, and in many cases they can be part of the total cost of the hand control because they’re seen as quite important.
I’m sure that it is possible to create some sort of homemade pedal guard, but we wouldn’t particularly recommend it. However if it’s secure and protects the entirety of the pedal from engagement then there’s nothing stopping you from saving a few dollars for the device (and remember the installation too!).
Other MPS Monarch Pedals
It’s worth checking out our page on the left foot gas accelerator by MPS Monarch if your left leg is still operational because this piece of driving equipment can make your driving experience substantially easier.
- Or if you want to find out everything about all the different Pedal manufactured by MPS Monarch then it’s worth checking out their specific page for more information.