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Driving with a Physical Disability?

I was just curious what you ladies thought about people in wheelchairs or other physical limitations that drive.

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rainbow_mommy09

Asked by rainbow_mommy09 at 7:15 PM on Jun. 28, 2013 in Special Needs

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  • they had to get their license same as anyone else. if they need peddle extenders, etc no biggie to me.
    hibbingmom

    Answer by hibbingmom at 7:16 PM on Jun. 28, 2013

  • I agree with hibbing, they had to pass the same test I did. I don't care if they need some special modifications to drive. I have to wear glasses when I drive, I don't see modifiers as any different.
    kmath

    Answer by kmath at 7:23 PM on Jun. 28, 2013

  • why?
    feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 7:30 PM on Jun. 28, 2013

  • no biggie-why?
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 7:33 PM on Jun. 28, 2013

  • Hasn't posted here in 2 years, then posts this shit-stirrer of a question.
    Please tell us, why do you ask?
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 7:41 PM on Jun. 28, 2013

  • Because I'm in a wheelchair due to Cerebral Palsy and I'm in the process of getting my license/ vehicle modifications. There's been some comments from my friends and family going around that I shouldn't be allowed to drive. So I curious what other people thought
    rainbow_mommy09

    Comment by rainbow_mommy09 (original poster) at 7:45 PM on Jun. 28, 2013

  • If you're able to pass the driver's test, then you have just as much right to drive as anyone else. There's plenty of people who don't have any disabilities that drive for shit, so if you can drive decently, more power to you.
    wendythewriter

    Answer by wendythewriter at 7:54 PM on Jun. 28, 2013

  • My ex husband drove for a very long time with a specially equipped van that let him park his wheelchair where the driver's seat would usually be. He had hand controls for operating the gas and brake pedals. He never had an accident or got a ticket or anything, but he got stupid comments from friends and family, and one very ignorant gas station attendant, who thought he shouldn't drive. Don't waste your time worrying abut idiots. They're everywhere.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 8:19 PM on Jun. 28, 2013

  • So long as you can pass the test and operate the vehicle safely, it's not a big deal.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:26 PM on Jun. 28, 2013

  • as long as their reaction ability is such that it's safe... I don't give it any thought!!
    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 11:45 PM on Jun. 28, 2013

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