By James Martin, February 13, 2018
It’s no secret that cars aren’t usually built with disability in mind. Often being designed to be sleek and attractive, making room for the tools you need to help you with your driving won’t be on the top of their list. Of course, though, there isn’t any reason that a disability should strip this part of your independence, and this post is going to show you how to get it back.By exploring some of the key tools which can be added to your auto, it should give you a good idea of what can be done when you’re looking for ways to improve your time on the road.
- What Makes It Hard?
- Making It Easier
- Electronic Accelerators: Being able to put power into your car’s engine is essential if you want to drive it, and this is usually controlled using a pedal on the floor. For those without full control of their legs, relying on traditional methods can be very risky, and an electronic alternative should be used. This is one of the most common motability adaptations you will find.
- Secondary Control Systems: Being able to control steering, braking, and the other fundamental parts of driving with one hand may seem a little far-fetched. Nowadays, though, secondary control systems can give you this power. Not only will this make it safer for you to drive, but it will also make it easier to get on the road.
- Hoists And Support Systems: For some people, controlling the car won’t be the hard part, and something as simple as climbing into the driver’s seat could be your biggest issue. A hoist can solve this issue, and there are loads of examples out there which can be operated by the person using them. This makes it nice and easy to get yourself on the road, even if you struggle to get into the car.
- Self-Driving Magic: Blind drivers and other people suffering with issues which prevent driving entirely are often ignored when self-driving cars are brought up. In reality, though, this sort of technology stands to serve these people the most, even if it isn’t quite ready yet. Over the next couple of years, this industry is going to grow and adapt, and this will make it even easier to get yourself on the road.