Having a disability does not necessarily mean you cannot drive: there are many modifications that can be made to help adapt a car for your needs.
You might find it useful to start with a driving assessment. This will
- test your driving ability
- give you advice on the controls and adaptations needed to allow you to drive safely and comfortably.
Find your nearest mobility centre using the Find a centre section of the Driving Mobility website.
Modifications to your vehicle
Modifications that can be made include
- hand controls for braking and accelerating
- clutch conversions
- seat belt modifications or harnesses
- special seating
- wheelchair stowage equipment.
- steering and secondary control aids
- left-foot accelerator conversions
- parking brake devices
- extra car mirrors
Automatic gears and power-assisted steering may also help you if you’re a disabled driver.
Motability is a charity that offers advice on modifications and helps finance them if you receive certain disability allowances: visit the Motability website for more information.
You might also qualify for parking concessions, which will allow you to park closer to your destination.
If you have a query about whether your health condition will affect your ability to drive, you can contact DVLA Drivers Medical Enquiries.