Addressing driving safety concern for people with disabilities

Friday, September 3, 2010

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.

There are two people with disability in my family. My father lost his hearing when he had a vehicular accident even before I was born. My brother, on the other hand, is both nearsighted and colorblind. Hearing and seeing are both important senses for driving but they seem to do well despite these handicaps.

But for the families and loved ones of people who have disabilities who drive - we can't help but express concern for their safety on the road. We don't wish to deter their determination to function like a normal person but we also want them to always be on the safe side. So it is better if they have vehicles that are suited to their special needs.

No two people with disabilities are alike. Each person has a different need. I have learned this from a non-profit organization NMEDA that educate consumers about buying safe driving vehicles, products and equipments for disabled people. They promote adherence to safety standards set by he National Highway Traffic Safety Administration though they don't sell anything at all.

This association has dealer-members however. These dealers are qualified to sell specially designed vehicles with modifications for disabled people. Taking care of disabled people can be very tough and it lowers the self-esteem of the person to be dependent on others. NMEDA dealers know exactly how it feels so they assist from giving advice, in-person evaluation, customization to your product and needs and even training and further product refinements. Their main aim is to allow elderly and disabled people allow independence again to function normally.

For the safety concern, it has a quality assurance program that is nationally recognized and accredited for its Adaptive Mobility Equipment Industry. This program is based on the principle that companies must have a systematic and documented approach to quality in order to satisfy customers consistently.

If you are from any state in US, you can find your closest qualified dealer by going to

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