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Driving from a wheelchair?

MuntyScruntfundle Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi folks.

I've been driving a van for years, the usual '6 way' 3 axis seat conversion, I transfer to the drivers seat and off we go.  As I have one arm with limited life I'm considering a 'drive from chair' conversion for the next van.  The way investments are going at the moment this is probably 3 years away, but there you go.  Bloody Trump!

My concern about this option has always been the weeble effect.  My core muscles aren't too bad, but I'm not sure they's hold up to quick changes of direction, roundabouts being an example.

What features or adaptations do people rely on to reduce this issue?  I'd like to give it a go, but don't want to throw out expensive work.

Many thanks.


  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger

    Hello @MuntyScruntfundle Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am one of the team of community champions who guide, advise and help new members.

    I do know what to suggest. I know there are members of community. Who may advise.

    You could look at websites adaptions.  Consider alternatives to getting about.  Just suggestions.

    I know we join in hand of friendship across the pond.

    Wish you well.

    Please can I ask can you refrain from swearing on the forum. Please read our community guide.

    We have members of all ages some are children something to consider.

    Sorry to say that.

    Please take care.


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  • MuntyScruntfundle
    MuntyScruntfundle Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Ooo sorry, it's not really considered swearing over here, but yes, I take it on board.

    It's actually really difficult finding examples online, so I'm hoping for some input and maybe pictures from the members here, it would be very much appreciated.
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,212 Disability Gamechanger
    I think my friend @thespiceman was refering to the "T" word :)
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste


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