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  • #16
    Originally posted by rlmtrhmiles View Post
    PA hrs 20 hours training before they will sell them. At least the place working with.
    Make the dealer show you the DOT law that requires such training. They cannot because there is no requirement. I have lived most of my life in PA and been paralyzed for close to 30 years and had many sets of hand-controls installed and never took a class.

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    • #17
      In MN my drivers license states I need handcontrols, if yours does also, that should mean that you passed the state's driving test with hc, show that to them, what more certification do you need.

      Let us know how things turn out.
      Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.

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      • #18
        The GA drivers license are the same as AB ppl and they do not state anything about handcontrols, wheelchair user, etc. on them at all.
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        • #19
          Heah! Thank you al million!!! This is the rehab place I want to buy the controls from. Unless this is some nonsense they have just to sell them.

          Originally posted by Monoski View Post
          Make the dealer show you the DOT law that requires such training. They cannot because there is no requirement. I have lived most of my life in PA and been paralyzed for close to 30 years and had many sets of hand-controls installed and never took a class.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by stumpybushman View Post
            The GA drivers license are the same as AB ppl and they do not state anything about handcontrols, wheelchair user, etc. on them at all.
            My driver's license (Ga.) has restrictions marked on it as requiring hand controls. The certification was required before Vocational Rehabilitation would pay the $22,000 modification to my van. My insurance company (Geiko) required it to add a $22,000 rider to my auto insurance. I drove for the last 49 years with a standard Ga.'s license as I didn't use hand controls.

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            Last edited by Millard; 05-17-2013, 09:16 AM.
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            • #21
              Yes, they are clamping down on this sort of thing in a lot of states because of liability, a lot of the installers want to make sure you have a handcontrol restriction on your license before they will do the install. Some are even requiring Dr's scripts for handcontrols. They also normally put stickers on the cars door jamb to say the car has been modified with hand controls, this is also to identify maybe certain things like knee air bags have been disconnected or what not incase the car was sold and then crashed and there was no knee airbag since it had been removed. These days it's all about liability, everything is lawsuits.
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              • #22
                Thanks SO much all! I, surprisingly, received a copy from Warm Springs yesterday of records where I was tested back then! I think this will do the trick! It seemed they wouldn't be able to follow through, but, hooray, they did! Now all I have to worry about is whether to have "hand controls" written on my license next month when it has to be renewed. I just roll in and they renew; at least that's the way it's BEEN.

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