Drivers with conditions such as dyspraxia, which affects hand-eye coordination, short term memory and spatial awareness often travel not noticing their condition and find it more challenging using the road than others. Some are even unaware that they are suffering from a coordination disorder. This week’s tips give advice on driving with dyspraxia, from IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards Richard Gladman.
Richard said: “You don’t have to notify DVLA if you have dyspraxia but we would recommend that you talk with specialist charities and mobility centres who can help ensure your driving career is as safe as possible. With the right advice, a few practical adjustments and lots of practice you can look forward to enjoying the freedom of the road.”
For more information about dyspraxia, the diagnosis and treatments available and support for individuals and families, as well as advice for professionals, contact the Dyspraxia Foundation via their website or call its helpline on 01462 454986.