K53 Disability Driver training Survey
The records show that in Sept 2022 only 10 392 drivers with physical disabilities are registered on the eNatis system throughout the whole of South Africa, either with a Driver Restriction 2 (drivers wtih a prosthesis) or Vehicle Restriction 3 (Adapted car).
At the end of March 2021 over 14 000 000 driving licences have been issued throughout South Africa.
We have to ask the question….why do so few people with disabilities drive?
- Do they have the wrong licence restriciton and are therefore incorrectly licenced?
- Is it because they cannot afford to drive?
- Is it because there are so few adaptive driving schools so people struggle to find a driving school that can accommodate them?
PLEASE HELP US WORK OUT THE ANSWERS TO SOME OF THESE QUESTIONS BY COMPLETING THE QUESTIONS IN THE LINK BELOW.
Having worked alongside the QuadPara Association in developing the Driving Ambitions driver training program since 2011, we have become very aware of the lack of adaptive driving schools in South Africa. We frequently get requests from people around the country who want to learn to drive but there are no driving schools that can accommodate them.
Our goal is to partner with NGO’s and driving schools around the country in order to establish a wider network of adaptive driving schools. To do this we first need to establish where the needs are and how big the needs are. We are therefore running a national survey where we request every person with a physical disability to answer a few questions in this survey before the 31st December 2022. The more people who answer the greater the chances of getting funding for this project.