Last reply 9 years ago
I miss driving!! :(

Hey every1!! 🙂 iv recently started using cruthces which means i am no longer able to drive 🙁 This sux & although i love being chauffered everywhere would like 2 drive again!! my physio mentioned adapted vehicles so i didnt need to use my legs and wondered if any1 o uz drove like this? xxx

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cathy74
9 years ago

Hey there, I was in exactly the same situation, I had a car but couldn’t drive it – most frustrating! I couldn’t stand not having my freedom so changed to a car with hand controls – best thing I ever did, it’s so easy to drive and doesn’t restrict where I drive, motorway etc no bother. I don’t need a walking stick anymore, but my feet are still numb so I’ve kept the hand controls because I feel more in control. Defo look into hun xx


stumbler
9 years ago

Check out the hand controls. I haven’t got them myself……….yet, but if they get you independently mobile, then it’ll be a real benefit for you.
Good luck.


wonkyplod
9 years ago

I have been using for over 15years or thereabouts.It is no problem but it is best to make sure you do it early enough admitting it is safer for all.


fab
9 years ago

I miss driving too, have a look in motability website, they have special plans to give car o scooter to people with disability. Make sure you have DLA (disability allowance) so you dont need to pay for that. I am going to apply soon for a csr. I am using frame and need a hand control car


ogradygirl
9 years ago

Thanks for all your comments guys im so excited at the thought of being able to drive again 🙂 ill keep you posted on how i get on 😀 xxx


beki
9 years ago

Make sure you keep us posted OGrady Girl. We’d love to hear more about it. Good luck! 🙂


ghada
9 years ago

Yeah, would love to know how you can get car adapted..especially if you don’t have DLA??
Gxx


stumbler
9 years ago

Ghada, if your legs are unfit to drive a non-adapted car, then they can’t be much good for general mobility.
In these circumstances, DLA should be awarded.
This PDF shows some details about adaptations:-
http://www.motability.co.uk/documents/PDFs/Mot%20Ops%20Publications/Adaptations%20Guide%5B1%5D%202011.pdf


stumbler
9 years ago

stumbler
9 years ago

OK, this link is about adaptations:-
http://www.motability.co.uk/documents/PDFs/Mot%20Ops%20Publications/Adaptations%20Guide%5B1%5D%202011.pdf
You may have to copy and paste it into a browser, or start here instead
http://www.motability.co.uk/main.cfm?Type=PMAL


mawson
9 years ago

Hi there
I’ve been driving with hand controls for about four years now. Use a wheelchair most of the time now as right foot only works when wants to! Had a couple of lessons to get the knack, but is very easy to adapt.
My physio gave me the details of who I needed to contact and with the adaptations being fitted to an automatic car it means that my partner can still drive the car normally.
Only bad thing was to have to get rid of the manual car that I had at the time, loved that car


crazyr1
9 years ago

Hi,
Ive been using hand controls for over 4 years now & get on with them no probs.When i started using them i had abit of movement in my legs so kept going for the brake with my foot but now it is second nature to use hand controls(have trouble remembering not using them)I use push/pull hand controls & a steering ball which i find easy to use.

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