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Rehabilitating Physically Disabled Drivers On The Gold Coast

At Easy Start Driving School, we specialise in providing Driving Lessons for Disabled People and people with Physical Impairments, ensuring an inclusive, safe, and personalised learning experience for all our students in the Gold Coast.

Rehabilitating Disabled Drivers that enables independance

Customised Driving Lessons for People with Physical Impairments, that restore their independence on the Gold Coast roads.

At Easy Start Driving School, we firmly believe that every individual is unique, and so are their needs. We understand that people with Physical Impairments may face unique challenges when learning to drive or returning to driving after an accident. That’s why we offer customised Driving Lessons tailored to your specific Physical Impairment, ensuring a comfortable and efficient learning experience.

Our customised Driving Lessons begin with a thorough assessment of your abilities and requirements. We take the time to understand your physical limitations and capabilities, allowing us to design a personalised lesson plan that caters to your unique needs. This individualised approach ensures that you receive the support and guidance necessary to develop your driving skills effectively and safely.

Our adaptable teaching methods cater to various Physical Impairments, such as spinal cord injuries, amputations, and neurological conditions. We incorporate a variety of techniques and resources, including assistive technologies and adaptive vehicles, to create a learning environment that is both accessible and engaging.

Driving Instructors Trained in Teaching People with Physical Impairments

At Easy Start Driving School, we pride ourselves on our team of experienced Driving Instructors, who are well-versed in teaching individuals with various Physical Impairments.

Our Driving Instructors undergo continuous training and professional development to stay updated on the latest teaching methodologies, assistive technologies, and road rules for drivers with Physical Impairments.

Our Driving Instructors are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to help you master the art of driving while accommodating your unique needs.

They are friendly, patient, understanding, and dedicated to providing a supportive and inclusive learning environment.

Our Driving Instructors work closely with you, providing constructive feedback and encouragement throughout your Driving Lessons.

Moreover, our instructors are experienced in addressing the specific concerns and challenges faced by drivers with Physical Impairments.

They are trained to provide practical solutions and strategies, enabling you to overcome obstacles and build confidence on the road.

Assistive Technologies for Drivers with Physical Impairments

At Easy Start Driving School, we are committed to providing our Physically Impaired students with the best resources to support their driving experience.

We collaborate with leading manufacturers of assistive technologies and vehicles, ensuring that our instructors are equipped with the latest knowledge and skills to teach students how to safely use adaptive driving controls.

Some of the assistive technologies and adaptive vehicles we offer education for include:

• Hand controls: Hand controls allow Physical Impaired drivers with limited leg mobility to operate the accelerator and brake pedals using their hands.

• Left-foot accelerators: Left-foot accelerators enable Physical Impaired drivers with limited mobility in their right foot or leg to use their left foot to operate the accelerator pedal.

• Steering knobs: Steering knobs attach to the steering wheel, providing Physical Impaired drivers with limited hand mobility or grip issues an easier way to steer the vehicle.

• Pedal guards: Pedal guards prevent accidental engagement of the accelerator or brake pedals, ensuring safe driving for individuals with limited leg mobility.

• Spinner knobs: Spinner knobs are attachments that fit onto the steering wheel, allowing Physical Impaired drivers with limited hand mobility to turn the wheel more easily.

Queensland's Road Rules for Drivers with Physical Impairments

Queensland has specific road rules and regulations for drivers with Physical Impairments.

At Easy Start Driving School, we are continually updated and cover these rules in our Driving Lessons, ensuring that you are well-informed and prepared for the road ahead.

Some of the key road rules and regulations for drivers with Physical Impairments in Queensland include:

• Displaying disability parking permits: Drivers with Physical Impairments may be eligible for disability parking permits, which allow them to park in designated disabled parking spaces.

• Drivers with Physical Impairments may be required to undergo medical assessments to ensure they are fit to drive.

• Drivers with Physical Impairments may use approved assistive devices, such as hand controls, left-foot accelerators, and steering knobs while driving.

• Drivers with Physical Impairments must adhere to speed limits and follow traffic rules like any other driver.

• Drivers with Physical Impairments must report any changes in their medical condition that may affect their ability to drive.

By incorporating these rules and regulations into our driving lessons, we ensure that our students are well-prepared and confident when navigating Queensland’s roads.

Need Some Professional Advice?

Let our friendly and knowledgeable staff assist you in choosing the right Physical Impairment Rehabilitation Program to suit your driving needs.

Enquire About Driving Lessons On The Gold Coast

Simply pop your details into the form and one of our friendly team will be in contact to guide you through the process and get you started to getting your driver’s licence.

We will find one of our trusted, friendly and patient local instructors to match your needs and schedule.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We understand choosing the right Driving School and Driving Instructor is an important decision. If you have any further questions just reach out and our friendly staff will be happy to help you.

We accommodate a wide range of Physical Impairments, including but not limited to, spinal cord injuries, amputations, and neurological conditions. Our customised Driving Lessons cater to your unique needs.

Yes, our Driving Instructors have extensive experience and training in teaching people with Physical Impairments.

They are equipped to provide a supportive and inclusive learning environment. Andrew Mitsi has been teaching people with Physical Impairments for many years.

We can teach in a variety of vehicles equipped with a range of assistive technologies, such as hand controls, left-foot accelerators, and steering knobs, depending on your specific needs.

Our Driving Lessons cover Queensland’s road rules for drivers with Physical Impairments, ensuring that you are well-informed and prepared for the road ahead.

At Easy Start Driving School, we provide customised Driving Lessons, and experienced Driving Instructors, and teach the latest assistive technologies to help you achieve your driving goals, regardless of your Physical Impairment.