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Finding the Right Vehicle for a Disabled Driver

If you are disabled or have a disabled family member that is able to drive, you already know that getting the right vehicle for yourself or someone that is disabled can often be a real challenge. Finding the ideal solution for someone who is limited in some capacity isn't like buying a regular passenger vehicle, so for when you're shopping for the right car with the right features, here is some helpful information from Fix Auto Las Vegas.

The purchase or lease of an car, truck or van is your sole responsibility, of course, but you should always rely on a mobility equipment dealer and driver rehabilitation specialist to make certain that the vehicle you decide to purchase can be modified to meet the adaptive equipment needs of the disabled driver.

Take the time to consult with these highly skilled people prior to making your decision. To locate a qualified dealer in your region, contact the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA). To find an experienced driver rehabilitation specialist in Las Vegas, NV contact the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED).

By asking these questions, you will be able to determine if you can modify a vehicle you already own versus buying a new vehicle that is modified already:

AutoBody-Review finding the right vehicle for a disabled driver ·         Does the vehicle have sufficient cargo capacity to accommodate the equipment that you need?

·         Will there be sufficient space and cargo capacity for your family or other passengers once the vehicle has been converted?

·         Is there enough parking space at home and on the job for the vehicle and loading/unloading a wheelchair as well?

·         Is there adequate parking space  if you use a walker?

·         What additional options are needed for the safe operation of the vehicle?

·         How well does the car accommodate your body type?

To prevent air bag-related injury, you should keep 10 inches between your breastbone and the steering wheel, where the driver’s side airbag resides. Simultaneously, you will need to be able to effortlessly reach the pedals while you maintain a comfortable line of sight just above the adjusted steering wheel.

By tapping into some of today's emerging technology, disabled drivers are more mobile and safer than ever before. Do your research and look at as many options as you possibly can, and you will be able to find the ideal vehicle for you or your loved one.

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Sources:, NHTSA and NMEDA

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