Will I be able to drive a car?

Driving presents minimal problems for most amputees. Depending on the type of amputation, you may require an adaptive device for your car. Leg amputees may choose to install a left foot gas pedal or hand controls. Arm amputees often require automatic transmission, power steering and modification to control the shift lever. You should contact your local Motor Vehicle Administration office in case they require you to take a recertification exam. They can also advise you on your best options for adaptive devices.