Unlike many driving schools we only offer Automatic driving lessons, for many driving schools getting an older automatic car is a way of filling up an empty diary. Alpha Automatic driver training have years of experience training pupils to drive in automatic cars whether it be wanting to pass a test, confidence building lessons or re training of experienced drivers we can help you. Specialist Automatic/Disability Tuition in Adapted Vehicle Vauxhall Meriva Auto; Push Pull Hand Controls, Left/Foot Accelerator, Lodgesons Bluetooth Secondary Controls, Electronic Parking Brake. QEF qualified to teach those with disability to Drive & Hi-Tech Controls Drive from Wheelchair in Clients own WAV.
What I offer
Haydn Jenkins of Alpha Automatic Driver Training is a specialist provider in training for disabled clients. I have a modified Vauxhall Meriva, Automatic suitable for a wide range of disabilities. I can offer advice on a no obligation basis. No hard sell!
I have been a fully qualified driving instructor for over 25 years, and have taken specialist training in teaching client with physical disability and special educational needs to drive, I have my own disabilities , which gives me greater understanding of the effects and realities of driving an adapted vehicle or driving using an adapted driving technique. I'm DBS checked and abide to the DVSA/ Industry Code of Conduct.
Some of the situations catered for;
Left leg disability - our auto can be driven in 'standard' auto mode just using your right leg.
Right leg disability - the typical modification for this is a left foot accelerator. If you are 'new' to driving this modification will be as easy to cope with as using you right leg. If you are returning to driving then this modification will take some getting used to. We recommend a minimum of 10 hours to learn to cope with the 'clutch reflex', some client prefer to use hand operated controls to avoid the potential problem.
Both leg disability - this is likely to require hand operated controls for the accelerator and brake. Our car is fitted with a right hand operated single combined push-pull lever (with integrated indicator switch). This, used in combination with a steering ball and Aux control unit, will give you full control of the car. Please contact me to discuss if you would like to drive using a different type of control or if you also have a disability of the arms.
One arm disability - the use of a steering ball, lollipop or flat quad grip,
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