This post brought to you by NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.
Driving down Route 66 decked out in your finest vintage threads is a dream to some folks. Ah, all the photo shoots that could be had against the backdrop of motels, gas stations and eateries that look exactly like, or a close proximity of, how they looked "back in the day."
The dream is not accessible to all. What if you use a wheelchair? You could have someone offer to drive you, but what if you don't want to be encumbered by anyone's plans and you don't need much assistance from anyone else on a day to day basis?
Consider a visit a NMEDA QAP (Quality Assurance Program) Dealer for mobility solutions. There are actual dealerships that specialize in customizing the right vehicle for you. You can determine if a side or rear entry is best for a wheelchair lift if you need one. Hand brakes? Check. But what if you can walk just fine, but its your upper extremeties that do not allow you to drive a traditional car? You could be in luck, too. Below, is an example of a vehicle fitted for a traditional driver with assistance features to transport a loved one who uses a wheelchair, but that little girl could be burning rubber herself with an adapted van when she is a few years older.
No one says you can't slap some flame decals on it.
To drive, of course, you will need to pass a driver's test. Individuals with disabilities cannot be discriminated against for a license, but one might be issued with a restriction — that the individual needs adaptive equipment. After that, its shiny side up.
To find a dealer, visit the NMEDA website.