DISABLED DRIVING LESSONS

Lessons to suit you

Don't let a disability be a barrier to driving

Our disabled driver courses

  • Tailored lessons
    We can tailor driving lessons to your requirements.
  • Specialist instructors
    Find fully-trained disability driving instructors near you.
  • Adapted cars
    Ask about learning to drive in a car adapted to your needs.

I'm a new pupil

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Save £40 on first 10 lessons

We offer a range of flexible lesson booking options – tailor-made to suit you.

And to help you get up and running, we've got great discounts on your first booking (as long as the instructor's participating).

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  • Quality cars: all lessons in a new Ford Fiesta or Focus
  • Dedicated one-to-one tuition: no distracting pickups en route
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  • AA Members can get a £6 per hour discount on the first block booking of 6 hours. Just call 0330 100 7470 and we'll get this sorted for you.2

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Can I learn to drive with my disability?

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
  • arthritis
  • multiple sclerosis
  • restricted growth

There's also guidance for drivers recovering from a brain injury or stroke.

Who should I notify about my condition?

All ‘notifiable’ conditions and disabilities should be reported to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) when applying for your provisional licence. If you live in Northern Ireland, you'll need to notify the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA). It’s still possible to drive with a range of conditions and disabilities, so don’t be afraid of declaring anything. Honesty is definitely the best policy here.

If you already have a licence, you’ll need to notify the DVLA or DVA if your condition worsens. You should do so as soon as possible, so they can decide whether this will affect the status of your licence.

You can check if you need to tell the DVLA about your condition here.

Where can I get a car adapted for disability?

If you don’t already know about the Motability Scheme, it helps those with a higher-rate mobility allowance to lease a car or wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV). The scheme also takes care of the vehicle’s insurance, servicing and maintenance.

Go to the Motability website to search for cars and wheelchair accessible vehicles.

As a disabled driver, where can I park?

Most car parks will have reserved spaces for anyone with a registered disability. And it’s often possible to park in restricted areas on streets, where other drivers may not be able to.

You can also sign up to The Blue Badge scheme for more accessible parking. You can apply for a Blue Badge at GOV.UK. Where you can park varies across councils, so be sure to check with your local council for more details.

Bear in mind that if you’re parking in a spot which is usually restricted, you must display your Blue Badge clearly in the windscreen. If you don’t, you may end up with a ticket.