Physical disabilities, problems with hearing, or special educational needs needn’t be a barrier to learning to drive. As technology advances, cars can be better adapted to suit the needs of kinds of drivers.
Although it’s possible to make adaptations to a manual car, most drivers with a physical disability will opt to learn in an automatic. This is because automatics tend to be easier to control, and will also help make sure you don’t become fatigued. You can find out more information about learning in an automatic car here.
To find out more about driving with certain conditions, the Research Institute for Disabled Consumers publishes a range of information for motorists with particular needs. This includes drivers who have:
- an amputation
- cerebral palsy
- multiple sclerosis
- restricted growth
There's also guidance for drivers recovering from a brain injury or stroke.