Driving a vehicle with paralysis

Monday, February 27, 2017

By Kiel Eigen, Quantum Consumer Advocate

There is a plethora of stigmas that come along with being paralyzed. Still, 10 years post-injury, people who find out I drive are both surprised and confused.

Look, just because I can’t use my legs doesn’t mean I can’t drive a vehicle. It’s really not as complex as people make it out to be.

The driver’s seat is taken out so I can pull up to the steering wheel directly from my power wheelchair. I put my hand on a lever located to the left of the wheel that is linked to the foot pedals. I push down to accelerate and push forward to brake. All that’s left is a tri-pin on the steering wheel that enables me to control my turns safely.

Here is a quick run-through to show you what I mean…

Happy Fresh start to the week everyone. Check out my short video to see the equipment I use to drive my vehicle!

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