Adaptive Methods of Accelerating and Braking
Depending on your level of mobility, vehicle controls that are typically operated with the right foot might be difficult to manage without the proper adaptive equipment. From hand controls to left-foot pedals and extension levers, the right mobility solutions for your needs can help transform the way you drive and keep you safe while behind the wheel.
There are four types of hand controls recommended for use in vehicles with power brakes and steering as they do not interfere with operation of the vehicle by able-bodied drivers. They are:
- Right Angle Push (also referred to as “universal” as it can be used for most disabilities)
These consist of touch controls that provide reduced effort acceleration and/or braking control. Two levels of assistance are available:
- Low effort
- Zero Effort
- Emergency Back-up Systems (available to provide additional safety in case of control failure)
Be sure to consult a NMEDA Dealer Member for all your automotive needs.
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