Adaptive Driving: Introduction
Self-service gas pumps-they're
harder than they look!
The Americans with Disabilities
Act (ADA) requires self-serve gas stations to provide
equal access to their customers with disabilities. If
necessary, to provide access, gas stations must provide
refueling assistance (without any charge beyond the
self-serve price) upon the request of an individual
with a disability.
Gas station management must
let patrons know (with appropriate signage) that customers
with disabilities can obtain refueling assistance by
either honking or otherwise signaling an employee.
However, a service station or
convenience store is not required to provide such service
at any time that it is operating on a remote control
basis with a single employee, but is encouraged to do
so, if feasible. (5.99)
Web site, including our special features, looks at
how technology advances independence. So too, we devote Adaptive
Driving to freedom and safe driving for all. And isn't
driving the great equalizer? Adapted driving allows a driver
with a disability and a non-disabled driver to drive equally
well, wherever they choose!
Of course, the first step in adaptive driving is getting a
reliable assessment by a driving rehabilitation specialist.
With the appropriate adaptive aids, an individual with most
types of physical disability can continue driving safely.
Click over to driving assessments
to learn important driver safety and find helpful resources.
Infinitec's own Nancy Knowsbest will be there to show you
Then for descriptions of typical vehicle modifications, see
Infinitec's vehicle modifications
page. Just about any vehicle can be adapted if the vehicle
fits the driver. Some drivers will need a two-door car, while
others find more flexibility in a four-door, and still others
will require a van or sports utility vehicle. For names of
places you can buy accessible vehicles or have your own vehicle
adapted, browse our list of vehicle
modification and equipment dealers.
Just remember, there are many on-the-road options today, even
driving an accessible RV! Organized RV groups travel across
the country in large groups. Or just enjoy being a typical
driver near home. Get on the road and into the game! You can