Driving with a Disability

Most people with a physical disability can get a driver’s license and most people who had a license before they acquired a disability can continue to drive. Anyone with a disability wishing to drive must undergo an assessment with an Occupational Therapist qualified in driver assessments.

Funding is also available for modifications to your vehicle. The New Zealand Transport Agency publishes a factsheet on vehicle modifications which you may find useful.

You can also apply for a Mobility Parking Permit which allows you to use mobility parking places which are wider than standard parks and closer to venues.

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