Aiming to mobilise people with disabilities to give them new much-needed freedom.
Presently, in South Africa, public transport is not accessible for people with mobility impairments. Most wheelchair users in South Africa who do not have their own transport rendering them unemployable and not having access to skills development and job interview and work and career opportunities.
QASA has identified the need to provide a training service opportunity to develop the capacity of people with limited mobility and mobility impairment that have the agility to drive with adaptations.
QASA provides a functional driver training service to give opportunities for members to learn to drive and hopefully achieve their driver’s license. This will bring them one step closer to being mobile and independent which will allow these employment opportunities, social freedom and a life changing experience to be a reality.
The current legislation in the Road Traffic Act on Fitness to Drive, and the procedures to return to driving after an accident or illness, are very vague and difficult to enforce. Driving Ambitions aims to work on a legislative level to help to clarify and simplify these procedures as well as educate the staff at licensing departments in the needs and issues around disabled drivers obtaining a license.