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Learning to drive and info about the Nippi & Trippi scooters

cherricherri Member Posts: 11 Connected
edited August 2016 in Disabled people
Hello,
I failed my driving test for the third time the other day. I've been learning to drive for 2 years now. My instructor doesn't want me to do any more lessons as he doesn't think I have enough spacial perception to drive as I really struggle with manouveres.
I don't want to waste any more money on something I can't achieve so I've been considering getting a Nippi or a Trippi scooter and was wondering if anyone had any experience with these? Are they easier to drive than a car?

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  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,725

    Scope community team

    Hi Cherri
    I have driven one. They are fun, but I your hands are affected by your disability in any way it might be a struggle also the access ramp is quite steep.
    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy

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  • StripesStripes Member Posts: 24 Listener

    Hi Cherri

    I am sorry to hear that you are struggling to pass your driving test, I am an adult with Cerebral Palsy and I passed my driving test on the 5th attempt.

    I was wondering if you have contacted your local driving assessment centre. If you haven't then it may be worth contacting them.

    They can do some test with you both in the car and office based test to establish what difficulties you have with driving,

    Once they have established what the difficulties are they will be able to advise you on the best way forward to see if these difficulties can be overcome.

    Before you finally give up the idea of driving I would contact the assessment centre to establish once and for all if you are able to drive.

    Depending on where you live you may wish considering going to another driving school to see if another driving instructor has a different view on your driving,.

    The driving assessment centre also may have knowledge of driving instructors who specialise in teaching people with a disability to drive which may help.

    Here is the link to the Driving Assessment centre web site

    http://www.mobility-centres.org.uk/find_a_centre/

    Regards

    Ian Jones

    Scope Information and Advice Worker




  • endo64endo64 Member Posts: 20 Courageous
    Hi dont give up. Iain @Stripes is right. Contact the assessment centre first. Humans have various ways of delivering and receiving learning. It may be that ur  tutor did not deliver learning in a way that was appropriate to your needs. 
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