Learning to drive can be both scary and exciting. A growing sense of freedom ("I can go anywhere!") can combine with a huge sense of responsibility ("I'm in charge of this massive metal machine!"), and anxieties about learning a new skill can also surface, seemingly out of nowhere. For a disabled person, there might be extra things to take into account, Does your illness, impairment or medication mean you can't drive? Do you need a specially adapted car? Will your driving instructor understand your needs? Over the next few days, we will answer all these questions for you on this blog. There are organisations and people who have specialised knowledge and advice in these areas and we will link to the best information on the web. It will include:
- details of how to find out if you have a health conditions that means you're not allowed to drive
- an interview with a professional driving instructor who works with disabled learners
- information on adapted cars: how to find out if you qualify for one, if you need one, and how to get one.