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Driving Tips - Adapting Your Car - Make Car Travel Arthritis-Friendly

Arthritis unfortunately causes pain, fatigue, limited range-of-motion, and other limitations that impact your function and can affect your driving ability. Information on arthritis-friendly car travel and other tips to help you continue driving safely. Learn more about assistive devices, aids, and adapting your car.
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Car Features Make Driving Easier for People With Arthritis
Car features and options may make driving safer and more comfortable for people with arthritis.

Best Car for People With Arthritis
People with arthritis need to be careful when choosing a car. They should consider their comfort and physical limitations. What have you found is the best car for someone with arthritis? See submissions

Driving Safely When You Take Medications
How do medications affect my ability to drive safely?

Handicapped Parking Permits
People with chronic disabilities either wait too long or think they don't qualify for a handicapped parking permit. Here's what you need to do to get one.

Gas Cap Wrenches / Gas Cap Turners
People with arthritic hands can have problems opening the gas cap on their car. A gas cap wrench helps by adding leverage.

Driving Under the Influence: The Laws Also Apply to Prescriptions!
"DUI" means driving under the influence of not only alcohol and illegal drugs, but also medications prescribed by our doctors. If you don't know your meds, find out about them, be very familiar with how your body responds to them, and if there is the remotest doubt, have someone else drive.

101 Ways to Save Money On Car Expenses
You can save big money on your car expenses - thousands of dollars a year. The more cost-saving measures you adopt, the more money you'll save.

Use the Internet to Get the Best Deal on a New Car
Did you pay more than you should have for your last new car? Did you spend uncounted hours driving from dealership to dealership looking for the best deal, or exhausting hours haggling about the price and the value of your trade-in? If you're in the market for a car, you can save time, money, and frustration by using these sites on the Internet.

Buying Vs. Leasing Your Next Car
The ten things you must know before buying or leasing your next car. Which method is right for you?

Driving When You Have Arthritis
Driving is a complex skill. Our ability to drive safely can be affected by changes in our physical, emotional and mental condition, from NHTSA.

Driving with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Depending on the areas affected and functional ability, either a sedan or van may be an appropriate vehicle choice. Loss of joint mobility may result in diminished ability to reach, grasp, manipulate, and release objects, from driver-ed.org.

Occupational Therapists & Driving
Changes in your physical, mental, and sensory abilities can challenge your continued ability to drive safely. Occupational therapists trained in driver rehabilitation understand the critical demands of driving and how our ability to move about our community affects the quality of our lives, from AOTA.

National Institute on Aging: Older Drivers
How does age affect driving? Is it time to give up driving?

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