There's more to having a set of wheels than getting from here to there. Jumping in a car is a ticket to freedom, independence and adventure. For people new to paralysis, driving is a sure way to get back into the swing of things. But can you do it? Can a paralyzed person get behind the wheel and handle the machine and the traffic?
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Cars and driving
People often defend their actions by saying they leave their car in gear so they can make a quick getaway, but it only takes a second to put it back into gear as the lights change. But every time you change gear, a selector fork inside the gearbox, contacts against rotating parts to select the gear. In the long run, this habit can speed up wear and tear of gearbox components, leading to noisy or crunching gears or possible failure to select a gear.
Show less Learning how to drive is a lot easier than it looks. It looks intimidating from the passenger's seat, or in films, but once you get behind the wheel and gently put your foot on the pedal, the process becomes very intuitive. Learn to take things slow in the beginning, you'll be well on your way to mastering the basics.