Hand acceleration/braking control
For amputees, people with paralysis or another disability that inhibits the use of foot pedals, hand controls are the go-to solution that allows them to independently operate a vehicle. There are several ways these kinds of devices can be set up to function to suit the comfort of the disabled driver, with options for pushing, patting and pulling controls.
Spinner knobs look and function similar to the types of knobs you may see on steering wheels for large semi-trailers or forklifts that allow for a tighter turning circle. For drivers with disabilities that make the traditional operation of a steering wheel difficult, these simple and subtle devices can make a huge difference.
Walking rails are another simple modification that makes day-to-day life a lot easier for divers with a disability. Installed along the top edge of the sides of the vehicle, the rails blend seamlessly into the rest of the vehicles design and give the extra support a driver with a disability may require when navigating around their vehicle.
Modifications can also be made to the position of indicator and horn controls to make them more accessible for drivers with a disability.
Pedals can be extended back or brought forwards to suit the comfort of the driver.
The above are just some of the most common modifications that are made to vehicles that allow drivers with disabilities to effortlessly enjoy the freedom driving brings.
If you think you or someone you care for can benefit from a disabled driving modification, get in touch with us so you can organise a driving assessment to see where they could be aided.