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    Good point Nurse. Slowing down helps too. Racing seats have extra side support for able bodied drivers.
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    SCI-nurse is right and electronic stuff is more apt to break down and more expensive/difficult to fix. Simple mechanical linkage is dependable.

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    The question is, you want the DARIOS electronic gas ring because it looks better than other hand controls (even though you will have to use a push brake)?

    That is the conclusion I have come to from your post.

    Have you tried to think about parking with one hand on the brake and the other steering/controlling gas without a steering knob?

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    Quote Originally Posted by funklab View Post
    if you drove before your injury you don't need a driving school (unless required by law I guess). In rehab my driving training began by the instructor telling me to pull out of the garage into downtown Atlanta rush hour traffic. I guess they figured if we survived that meant I passed. It wasn't difficult.
    ah shepherd then straight to 75 85 right down town

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    I?ve had Monarch hand controls for thirty years and they become as natural as using your feet for the gas and break. The first time I drove with them was the day I had them installed, I had to drive forty miles home. By the time I got home it was automatic but the first ten miles were a little unnerving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vjls View Post
    ah shepherd then straight to 75 85 right down town
    Lol, sounds like you've been there. My instructions were literally like this:

    "Push forward for the brake, push down for the gas. Okay it's 4:45, go ahead and turn onto Peachtree Street."

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    I though the same thing about how natural it feels but I use push rock and it's become just as natural as using your feet and cost way less I wouldn't and didn't pay for that system it's cool but not that cool and everything electric just cause for possible problems I mean what if it stops working and u can't go or stop? Push pull is simple attaches to peddles and likely not to fail

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    I thought my phone posts would not be verified so i posted more than once delete when you can.
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    I thought my phone posts would not be verified so i posted more than once delete when you can.
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    Seems, if I post from my phone my posts dont appear.

    So a little update I guess, I finally paid and did the paperwork to the driving school, and driven for a few hours. first of all i dont think the push pull portable systems are legal over here in Spain, as far as i know they have to be permanently installed by professionals.
    Driving the car was easy and i didnt really have much lessons, was just told to drive in city traffic straight away, I guess because i had a bike before I didnt have much trouble.

    The actual system in their car was a permanent push to break and rotate right to accelarate, it did feel a little strange but very easy to drive.
    Heres how it looks:



    Sadly I still have to wait a month to be able to do an exam and then look to purchase a car and install hand controls. Wont be cheap but no other options.
    Last edited by MasterTenerife; 04-11-2017 at 05:35 PM.

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