Here at Motability Ireland, we are Ireland's number one supplier and fitter of Hand Controls for disabled drivers.
Push-Pull controls are the most common type of hand control for disabled drivers. Designed and engineered to be safe, effective, and comfortable the controls operate both the brake and accelerator pedals using metal rods or cables that are controlled using a simple lever attached to the steering wheel – simple engineering gives you an easy to use, safe, and effective way to control your car.
The rods or cables are concealed, so you don’t have to worry about catching yourself on them as you get in and out of your car, and the pedals remain usable- so it’s still possible to drive without using the Push-Pull controls should you share your car with anyone else.
To operate the accelerator, you pull the lever towards you, and to operate the brake you push it away from you. The simple action makes the Push-Pull control the first choice of many drivers with disabilities, enabling you to continue to drive your own vehicle without the need to use your feet and legs.
The simple device is suitable for drivers who wish to maintain their independence and ability to drive but are unable to operate the pedals reliably or at all – it’s designed specifically for people with lower limb disabilities. The lever is designed to be comfortable in the hand and easy to use.
We can also add headlight and indicator switches to the lever, allowing you to signal direction changes and react to changing light conditions without having to take your hands off the steering wheel – increasing your safety and security.
Push-Pull Hand Controls can be fitted to a wide variety of different vehicles, and you don’t need to have a brand new car to fit Push Pull Hand Controls.
Push-Pull Hand Controls are ideal for:
• Drivers who cannot reliably use either leg or foot
For more information on Hand Controls please contact our mobility experts today on 01 835 9173 and we will be delighted to guide you with any queries you may have.