Vehicle accessibility and Whiplash Injury

A symbol showing a person with neck pain.

Various vehicle adaptation solutions suitable for people with whiplash injuries.

When it's painful to turn around to reach or see, one strives to remove these movements completely. The below adaptations are all about making your driving environment as comfortable as possible.

A car seat with armrests.
Anatomically designed seats

A seat that provides pressure relief and overall support of the back. The bucket seat cushion provides good support for the back on uneven roads. A seat with an inflatable lumbar support can help alleviate back pain during long trips. Some seats are highly adaptable and can easily be customised with foam blocks to provide the best possible support. The ability to modify the seat position reduces the risk of injury from sitting in one position for a long time. It can also improve blood circulation and reduce the risk of concentrated pressure on the seat bones.

Parking sensor and backup camera

Available on most cars of today as standard this feature can also be retrofitted for people who find it difficult to turn around while reversing a car.

Aerial view of a car parallel parking with superimposed wave symbols from the parking sensor.
A seat belt inside a car with a small grip attached to it.
Seat belt grip

Once installed, getting hold of the belt requires no or minimal turning of the body.

Extra light power steering

For those who find it hard to turn the steering wheel, it's possible to lighten the power steering. By doing this the steering wheel requires much less force to manoeuvre. This adaptation is often carried out for drivers with limited arm and shoulder function, such as people with rheumatism. Please note that light power steering is not available for all car models.

Hands holding a steering wheel.
Powered sun visor

A powered sun visor is a small adaptation for those who are unable or find it difficult to raise their arms to fold down the sun shield.

Interior mirrors

Wide-angle mirrors are ideal for those who find it difficult turning their head. These can be very useful when changing lanes or going in reverse.

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