Transport > Cars & adaptations
There are purpose built adapted cars that are suitable for elderly people with physical disabilities, and these are mainly wheelchair accessible vehicles. They provide space for someone seated safely in their wheelchair whilst another person drives the car. There also are a variety of adaptations that can be installed in the car of an older person, so that they can continue to drive independently. These include swivel seats, infrared controls, easy release handbrakes, steering wheel balls, left foot accelerators, radial accelerators, wheelchair stowage and car seat lifts. Older people seeking adaptations for their car should seek expert advice, and try out the adaptation before purchasing it.