Summertime is almost here, which for many of us means taking off work and going on vacation. There are many different kinds of vacations, but what all of them have in common is an aversion for many of us, and that is driving. Driving can even be more difficult for those with disabling conditions.
Mobility limitations can affect driving
Many disabilities can affect or even completely halt the ability to drive a vehicle. For instance, conditions such as arthritis, neuromuscular disease and paralysis can affect range of motion in the legs and arms. However, there are possible vehicle modifications that can give you the ability to drive once again and go on that long-hoped-for road trip or that spontaneous day trip.
How to adapt your vehicle
One very affordable option is the Freedom Staff Handicap Driving Hand Controls. These controls are especially useful for those who have trouble or cannot reach the petals of a vehicle with their feet. Follow the instructions provided and you will be able to drive your car completely with your hand. The Freedom Staff Handicap Driving Hand Controls use a special handle system that reaches securely all the way from the brakes and accelerator to the area directly underneath the steering wheel. Additionally there is a handle to attach to the steering wheel to facilitate one-handed navigation.
As you can see in the video above, gently pull the lever toward you to accelerate and gently push the lever toward the floor to brake. It’s as simple as that!
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Another addition to your driving modification strategy could be the Deluxe Swivel Seat Cushion. This swivel cushion is especially useful if you have limited range of motion in the legs and have trouble getting into and out of your car seat. The Deluxe Swivel Seat Cushion swivels 360 degrees, has extra padding for increased comfort and has a non-slip bottom. Transfer into and out of your car more quickly and strain-free.
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