THE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED PERSON AND HIS MOTOR VEHICLE

DER KOERPERBEHINDERTE UND SEIN FAHRZEUG

IN ORDER TO EASE THE REINTEGRATION INTO NORMAL LIFE OF THE PHYSICALLY DISABLED PERSON TO ENABLE HIM TO PARTICIPATE MORE FULLY IN ALL AREAS OF DAILY LIFE SUCH AS WORK, SPORT AND LEISURE ACTIVITIES, THE GREATER PART OF WHICH IS FACILITATED BY HIS OWNING A CAR, AN EXAMINATION OF THE DRIVING EFFICIENCY OF THE DISABLED WAS CARRIED OUT IN THE GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC. THE RESULTS SHOWED THAT THE MAJORITY OF DISABLED PERSONS WERE CAPABLE OF DRIVING. MANY WERE ABLE TO DRIVE THEIR OWN CARS WHEN SLIGHT ADJUSTMENTS WERE CARRIED OUT IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE VEHICLES. IT SHOULD BE NOTED FOR FUTURE REFERENCE THAT THE NUMBER OF FACTORIES IN A POSITION TO UNDERTAKE THE WORK OF MAKING THESE ADJUSTMENTS MUST BE INCREASED. IN RESPECT TO TRAFFIC SAFETY, IT WAS ESTIMATED THAT DISABLED PERSONS THEMSELVES DRIVE CAREFULLY IN ORDER TO RETAIN THEIR DRIVING LICENCES. FOR THIS REASON NOT MANY DISABLED PERSONS WILL BE INVOLVED IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS, A FACT WHICH MAY BE ASCERTAINED FROM PAST TRAFFIC ACCIDENT FIGURES.

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 01304482
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 9:57AM