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Sat nav section to be introduced to driving test in Britain

TRANSPORT bosses in Britain are plotting to revolutionise the driving test by incorporating a section using sat-nav. They also plan to adapt the test to take the expected use of... Read more

This is how many Irish people actually pass their driving test first time

We are a nation of motorists. The dreaded driving test is a milestone a lot of us go through in life, but it turns out a lot of us have... Read more

Are you breaking the law when you drive your quad on the road.

Quads have become common place on Irish farms over the past number of years, but farmers could be breaking the law by not having it insured. In addition, to having... Read more

Why Padraic is looking forward to learning how to drive from wheelchair in …

Focus on assisted driving Padraic with Irish Wheelchair Association chief executive Rosemary Keogh and his IWA driving instructor Barry Reid at the unveiling of the new hi-tech vehicle. For Padraic... Read more

Weighty insurance issues

Theresa Murphy The number of drivers being stopped while towing trailers is increasing Q: I have been driving a jeep for many years both for my personal use and also... Read more

I love my severely disabled daughter but caring for her drove me to brink o…

Mum reveals struggle to accept that her daughter wouldn't be like other kids and tells why a special garden could make a big difference Claire McNeilly 08:49 Leanne Traynor Back... Read more

Special needs children s zoo trip turns into chaotic train nightmare

FINAL DESTINATION The AIRC group are pictured at Dublin Zoo before their ill-fated return train journey. Ciara Galvin CHILDREN with special needs from Mayo were left without seats and separated... Read more

Offaly director out to change perceptions of disability

13:34 As he prepares to make his feature debut with crime drama , award-winning director Paddy Slattery has told RTÉ Entertainment he is out to change the public's perception of... Read more

Hiqa report finds a disabled patient was left without food or nutrition for…

Staff at St Raphael’s, Youghal, Co Cork, said there was a lack of staff available at that time to assist the resident out of bed. 47 minutes ago 2,554 Views... Read more

Ryanair warns customers to be wary of new online scam

Travel Tips & Advice 14:44 New Ryanair BOEING 737 MAX 200 aircraft Ryanair has warned customers to be wary of an online scam purporting to offer free tickets with the... Read more

Sligo advocate says people with disabilities need to be included more in ma…

134 People with disabilities need to be included in mainstream life as much as possible, including in areas such as education, employment and social activities. That’s the opinion of a... Read more


Andrew Irwin, a mobile application developer from Westport, Co. Mayo, has recently released a new app which aims to promote safer driving among road users. The app, titled 'Drive Safe... Read more

Welcome to the Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland

The Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland (DDAI) is an organisation working for disabled people, promoting independence and equal opportunity through mobility, education and training. The organisations members are people with disabilities themselves.

Our services include: EU Parking Card, Information & Support, Driver Assessment and Instruction, Rehabilitative & Vocational Training, Advocacy Services and Shopmobility.

We have over 4,500 members and employ 26 dedicated people in Ballindine Co. Mayo and Shopmobility units throughout Ireland.

As a member, you will be entitled to my benefits including discounts on many of the motor distributor - Toyota, Ford. Discounts on motor insurance, Irish Ferries, 3 Mobile, hotel bookings and much more. For further information visit member benefits above.

Membership costs just €10 per year or €50 for lifetime membership and is open to people with limited mobility. Follow this link to download an application form.

Our Services

EU Parking Card