3 Things PWD First-Time Drivers Must Know

PWD commercial drivers are not taboo anymore. In 2015, taxi rival Uber Australia partnered with Australian Network on Disability (AND) and Enabled Employment for a project called UberASSIST. It will hire and train disabled drivers like you for Uber. Formal training began in December 2016, and since then the number of drivers who are qualified have increased.


On the other hand if you are a Person with Disability (PWD) who just learned how to drive and wants to drive a private vehicle, you must know that there are laws that the Queensland government imposes on drivers like you. For instance, if you want to buy and drive your own spacious LDV vehicle Brisbane sells today, there are certain licences, vehicle options, and special permits you have to comply. Here are some of them:


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Licence first!

After informing the Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) in Queensland about your present condition, schedule an appointment with your doctor so they can assess if you’re in good condition to drive safely. It doesn’t matter if you’re driving an LDV passenger van for your family or an LDV diesel powered four-seat car, you must submit your filled in Private and Commercial Vehicle Driver’s Health Assessment Form to your doctor. If you pass the assessment, they will fill in the Medical Certificate for Motor Vehicle Driver form and submit it to DTMR. Only then they will give you your licence together with the instructed limitations in driving. See more here Brisbane City LDV


Customising your ride is a must

Another requirement of the Queensland government is for a PWD vehicle to be customised. You can request subsidies from the Vehicle Options Subsidy Scheme (VOSS) for them to assist you on modifying your vehicle. However, before you can avail the subsidies, you must contact The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (DCCSDS) and Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS) first for them assess you if you’re eligible for VOSS’s assistance. The suggested mobile size that can accommodate your gear is a mini-van or a passenger van, such as an LDV vehicle Brisbane car dealers these days sell. An LDV vehicle Brisbane has today, specifically the G10 Van, includes a rear lift tailgate so you can easily unload your stuff later. Another LDV vehicle, the V80 Van, also has a 1380mm width between the wheel arches, a storing space for your collapsible wheelchairs.


Work on your parking permits!

The application for Australian Permit for drivers disabled by a medical condition is accessible online or in person. You may apply for a permit if you’re a Queensland resident and if you’re either of these two: you use a wheelchair OR you can’t walk properly due to a severe medical condition. Meanwhile, if you want to travel around Australia, The Australian Disability Parking Scheme (ADPS) offers an Australian Disability Parking Permit which will ease your transactions when driving around interstate.

Once you push through the necessary requirements, enquiry, and submissions, you can look for apps that will assist you in refilling your fuel such as the phone app fuelService. Click here for more information http://www.brisbanecityldv.com.au/