Driving And Riding Motorcycles For Amputees

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Ibu Pejabat Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan
Aras 1-5, Blok D4, Parcel D,
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan,
62620 Putrajaya

Tel: 03-8886 6400
Fax: 03-8888 9645
Hotline: 03-8888 4244

Website: http://www.jpj.gov.my/

Driving for amputees

After a limb amputation, a person is sometimes unable to drive a vehicle in the normal manner. There are, however, several types of adaptive devices that will allow an individual with an amputation to safely resume driving. The site of amputation will determine the degree of difficulty an amputee will have with a standard equipped vehicle.

Driving for upper extremity amputees

It will still be possible for you to drive, either with or without modifications to your car. In general, if you can reach and operate all your car's controls either with your "good" hand or with the help of your prosthesis, or with your "good" hand and residual limb, you will not need modifications. Indeed, many people with bilateral below-elbow amputations can drive as easily without prostheses or modifications as the rest of us can with both hands. However those with bilateral above-elbow amputations generally need vehicle modifications.

Driving for lower extremity amputees

It will be possible for you to drive either with or without modifications to your car. In general, if you still have one healthy leg and an automatic transmission, you won't need modifications. If your right leg was amputated and you're not comfortable operating the accelerator with your left foot, an extension pedal can be installed so the accelerator can be operated from the left side. In general, most prosthesis users with below-knee amputations, even bilateral amputations, can operate a manual transmission without modifications.

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