Over 1 billion people in the world live with some form of disability. In many countries, people with disabilities make up a significant and growing part of the community.
For the huge number among them who need or want to travel by car, finding information about what is available to help them in different regions or countries can be difficult and sometimes impossible.
Non-discrimination laws and policies, notably the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, have reduced barriers to independent mobility. However, anyone with a disability needs to be confident before they set out that every stage in a journey will be manageable.
The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), with the support of the International Transpot Forum (ITF), have collected data from FIA Member Clubs and ITF Member States around the globe. The FIA Disabled Motoring website provides access to information on facilities and options for people with disabilities travelling by car in different countries around the world.
This website is also a resource for everyone travelling outside their own country who are unsure about the rules and conditions for disabled drivers. It answers questions such as: “Am I allowed to drive here?”, “Where can I park?”, “Can I rent a car?”.