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    I just got my provisional two weeks ago and I'm looking to drive but it's hard to find certain drivers, I found a few and will be willing but has anyone learnt to drive whilst being in a wheelchair and having mobility issues?

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    Edit I mean learnt to drive sorry!
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    Not what you're probably looking for at all, but just for reassurance I know people who need to use wheelchairs and drive.
    So I'm sure it's possible for you to also learn it.
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    (Original post by XcitingStuart)
    Not what you're probably looking for at all, but just for reassurance I know people who need to use wheelchairs and drive.
    So I'm sure it's possible for you to also learn it.
    Aw thank you, it is reassuring to know. The main frustration is that in some small towns, it can be hard to find instructors but I won't give up.
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    (Original post by Rhythmical)
    Aw thank you, it is reassuring to know. The main frustration is that in some small towns, it can be hard to find instructors but I won't give up.
    How far away are you from the nearest (perhaps also bigger) town / city? Edit: Can it at all be still practical/reasonable to go/try elsewhere?
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    (Original post by Rhythmical)
    I just got my provisional two weeks ago and I'm looking to drive but it's hard to find certain drivers, I found a few and will be willing but has anyone learnt to drive whilst being in a wheelchair and having mobility issues?

    Thanks

    Edit I mean learnt to drive sorry!
    There are custom automatic cars made by Lexus (and other manufacturers I'm sure) that don't have any pedals... The throtle is like a trigger-button behind the steering wheel and so is the back brake
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    (Original post by XcitingStuart)
    How far away are you from the nearest (perhaps also bigger) town / city? Edit: Can it at all be still practical/reasonable to go/try elsewhere?
    I'll try Milton Keynes area, I know a few that do instruct disabled people and some where I live but it's not always clear what they mean by disability.
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    (Original post by Kassadin)
    There are custom automatic cars made by Lexus (and other manufacturers I'm sure) that don't have any pedals... The throtle is like a trigger-button behind the steering wheel and so is the back brake
    Yeah it's not so much the car that would be a problem, it is finding someone to be honest but thank you, didn't realise Lexus made accessible vehicles.
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    Not too sure how disabled you are as you've not really indicated this in your post.
    However, you can have hand controlls made up for pretty much anything. It's certainly a lot more simpler if the car in question is an automatic, but there are specialist companys that will design and fit hand controlls.
    A friend of mine has an 80's Jaguar XJS V12 with hand controlls for example...

    Anyway, I digress... it may well be to your benefit to find an instructure with a car so equipped.
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    I think you possibly want to speak to a company that specialise in what you're after.
    This was the first link i came accross on google...

    http://www.a-class.co.uk/mobility.php
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    (Original post by JC.)
    I think you possibly want to speak to a company that specialise in what you're after.
    This was the first link i came accross on google...

    http://www.a-class.co.uk/mobility.php
    I'd possibly require hand controls but not such a specialised steering wheel and pedals on the top, automatic gear as well. I wanted to hear of others who successfully drive.
 
 
 
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