Driving Steering Aids, Controls & Equipment

United Access offers a variety of disabled driver steering aids, controls, equipment, and wheelchair van accessories for sale. To ensure the appropriate driving aids are prescribed, be sure to have an evaluation by a Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialist to ensure physical and cognitive capability of operating a motor vehicle. There are two typical parts to a driving evaluation: a clinical assessment and an on the road assessment. To be eligible for an on the road assessment a client must be 16 years of age or older, have a valid driver’s license or temporary permit, and be one year seizure free or have a medical physician release.

United Access has cultivated great relationships with Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialists in all our markets through the years. It is important that each potential driver be evaluated for the safety of the individual, as well as the safety of the other drivers on the road. If you are interested in becoming a driver, United Access can put you in contact with a Driver Evaluator in your local area.

United Access offers many different types of driving aids and hand controls from manufacturers including Creative Controls Inc., MPS Corporation, Mobility Products & Design, Sure Grip, Mobility Innovations, EMC, Bever Mobility, and more. Our Mobility Technicians are trained and certified to install and service hand controls and other handicap automotive equipment from every industry leading manufacturer.

Contact us for more information on handicap driving controls, wheelchair van accessories and mobility equipment.

Choose The Controls You Need

Primary Hand Controls for Cars & Wheelchair Vans

Hand controls for cars and wheelchair vans allow a driver to accelerate and brake with their hands instead of their feet. Options available for left and right-handed customers. United Access offers a selection of hand controls for most vehicle types so that you can regain your independence and are able to be in control of your own transportation. All the handicap automotive equipment, driving controls and wheelchair van accessories we offer is manufactured by the most trusted names in the industry. 

Foot Controls, Pedals, and Pedal Guards for Cars & Wheelchair Vans

Foot controls help to extend the gas and brake pedals so that the driver can reach the foot pedals easier. Foot controls can also help guard the gas or brake pedal from use if hand controls are in place. United Access offers a selection of foot controls for cars and wheelchair vans so that you can regain your independence and are able to be in control of your own transportation. 

Extension Controls for Cars & Wheelchair Vans

Extension controls allows the driver to reach foot pedals, turn signals, parking brake, gear shift, and any other levers needed by the driver on the steering wheel. 


Steering Aids, Systems, and Devices for Cars & Wheelchair Vans

Handicap driving controls provide grips, spinner knobs, and prosthetic hook and hand securement for your steering wheel. These grips allow you to steer and use hand controls for cars and wheelchair vans. In general, these controls allow you to stabilize your palm and fingers, turn the wheel easier  when hand controls are in use, use a prosthetic hook safely and comfortably while steering, and manage the steering wheel when there is low wrist stability or limited to no hand grip strength. 

Secondary Controls

Secondary controls allow individuals to operate windshield wipers, turning indicator, and lighting safely and easily while staying in control of your wheelchair accessible vehicle.  

Orthotic Driving Aids

Orthotic driving aids are designed to allow driver extremities to interface with the Primary Control Inputs of AEVIT® Driving Control Systems. Tri-Pin type orthotics are designed primarily for “gross motor” drivers with little or no hand function. Joystick orthotics are designed for drivers with hand function. 


Driving Aid Accessory Products

We offer a variety of driving aid accessories to assist you with safely operating your wheelchair accessible vehicle with ease. 

FAQs

Will my equipment purchase qualify for a manufacturer rebate?

Check with your manufacturer at time of purchase to confirm details on amount of reimbursement and documentation needed to claim reimbursement. Be sure to check out our list of available manufaturer rebates available. 

Will insurance cover the cost of my driving controls?

Reach out to your provider to confirm the details of your policy. Many providers will reimburse a percentage of the cost after purchase or allow for use of HSA and FSA plans toward the cost of your mobility products.

Do I need a driver’s license to get driving aids? 

Yes, you need a valid driver’s license. 

Do I need a prescription? 

Yes, a prescription can be obtained through a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist
through clinical assessment and behind the wheel assessment. 

How do I find a driver evaluator near me? 

Contact your local dealer to complete a needs analysis. They will connect you with your local Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialist.