Teaching learner drivers with disabilities: An operation manual for driving instructors

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Torbjörn Falkmer
Lars Gustavsson
Benny Nielsen

The present manual is one of the outcomes of an EU-project with the title ODIGO. It was carried out within the Horizon initiative. As part of the ODIGO/HORIZON project Körkort Handikapp, Lernia in Kävlinge (formerly AmuGruppen, Kävlinge) in Sweden were requested to produce an operation manual for driving instructors, to be used in driver education for persons with special needs (PSN).

The present manual is aiming at providing knowledge about PSN and to support driving instructors that educate PSN. In the introduction of the manual, the require-ments demanded of a driving school facility and some general aspects of teaching are considered. In the following driver education exercises are presented. In those, references to Appendix 1 are inserted, in which specific aspects of the driver education with respect to PSN are discussed. This appendix also includes an introduction to the area of education and PSN. In addition, a section called “Disabilities and vehicle adaptation” is enclosed, in order to provide an orientation within the field of PSN and vehicle adaptation. In the last section a suggestion for a lay out of logbook sheets for driver education is enclosed.  

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