Interested in Medical Fitness to Drive?
The National Office for Traffic Medicine recently launched the 2022 (11th Ed) Sláinte agus Tiomáint Medical Fitness to Drive Guidelines. A very informative publication. Check it out here: https://lnkd.in/eHdTvR4F

On 26th January Minister Ann Rabbitte convened a working group session to examine accessible transport for people with disabilities, including a priority review of the Disabled Drivers & Disabled Passenger’s Scheme.

There was media coverage recently about the resignation of several members of the Disabled Drivers Medical Board of Appeal (DDMBA) https://bit.ly/3GxPjxX.  In case there is any confusion, there is no connection between the Board of Appeal and the Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland (DDAI), which is an entirely separate entity.  

Please click this link to view the winter edition of Steering Wheel - Steering Wheel Winter 2021

The DDAI is welcoming the publication of the Cost of Disability in Ireland Report by Indecon, but is calling for immediate action by Government to address the significant costs outlined for people with disabilities.

No longer will disabled drivers need to search for accessible parking bays only to find them occupied. The revolutionary new SpaceFinder app, available on Apple and Android, can now pinpoint vacant accessible spaces and for those with Apple CarPlay, provide real-time navigation to the nearest available space.

Watch a short video of the launch here: https://youtu.be/vlZ8Hc8WU1Q 

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall has said that personal transport supports for people with disabilities are inadequate, unfair and inequitable. 

Did you miss our recent webinar about Disabled Driver Vehicle Adaptations, if you did see below a link to a recording of the presentation:

Meeting Recording: https://bit.ly/3qBGVrI

Catherine Murphy TD Copy

Catherine Murphy, TD - To ask the Minister for Finance the current requirements to qualify for a primary medical certificate; if he plans changes to the current criteria; if so, the details of those changes; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

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Media Contact : Email: richard.ryder@ddai.ie

 

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