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Driving controls and vehicle adaptations Brake, Acceleration and Pedals

Push Pull Hand Controls

For drivers with disabilities who can no longer rely on their feet to operate the pedals, push-pull controls are the most economic way of operating by hand instead.

Push Pull controls are the most common type of hand control for disabled drivers. Designed and engineered to be safe, effective, and comfortable the controls operate both the brake and accelerator pedals using metal rods or cables that are controlled using a simple lever attached to the steering wheel – simple engineering gives you an easy to use, safe, and effective way to control your car.

The rods or cables are concealed, so you don’t have to worry about catching yourself on them as you get in and out of your car, and the pedals remain usable- so it’s still possible to drive without using the Push Pull controls should you share your car with anyone else.

To operate the accelerator, you pull the lever towards you, and to operate the brake you push it away from you. The simple action makes the Push Pull control the first choice of many drivers with disabilities, enabling you to continue to drive your own vehicle without the need to use your feet and legs.

The simple device is suitable for drivers who wish to maintain their independence and ability to drive but are unable to operate the pedals reliably or at all – it’s designed specifically for people with lower limb disabilities. The lever is designed to be comfortable in the hand and easy to use.

We can also add headlight and indicator switches to the lever, allowing you to signal direction changes and react to changing light conditions without having to take your hands off the steering wheel – increasing your safety and security.

Push Pull Hand Controls can be fitted to a wide variety of different vehicles, and you don’t need to have a brand new car to fit Push Pull Hand Controls, as SDL we have experience in installing these driving aids in cars of all ages. We’re constantly adding new makes and models to the list of vehicles we’ve adapted using these controls. To find out if your vehicle is suitable for these driving controls, please get in touch with our team of experts, who will happily provide you with independent and specific advice.

Push Pull Hand Controls are ideal for: 

• Drivers who cannot reliably use either leg or foot

• Drivers who have good upper body strength

Simplifies vehicle functions

A single lever operates the brake and accelerator using the hand alone

Enables independence

Suitable for drivers with lower limb disabilities

Suitable for most vehicles

Fitted to many vehicles but get in touch for details on specific models

Operating Push Pull Hand Controls

The Push Pull Controls do require a degree of upper body strength and hand grip to operate, so alternative disability hand controls may be more appropriate if you experience any hand or arm weakness. SDL offer a wide range of driving controls and aids to support disabled drivers with varying needs, including Feeny and Johnson Hand Controls, the Electric Brake and Accelerator, and Radial Hand Controls. If you’d like to get some advice on which controls would be most suitable for your specific needs, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our friendly and helpful team.

Other products you may be interested in


All in One Accelerator and Brake

The GuidoSimplex All-in-One Accelerator and Brake gives control of acceleration and braking from your hand, eliminating the need to use a foot.

Bever Electric Brake and Accelerators

The ultimate in 'hand' controls - a fully functioning brake and accelerator system that can be operated by virtually any limb, knee, shoulder or finger.
Hand control for drivers with limited mobility

Electric Throttle and Push or Manual Brake

Electric Throttle and Push Brake - Replaces the need to use the standard foot pedals for drivers with limited mobility in their feet and legs.

Expert, helpful advice plus over 3 decades of experience

We carefully choose all the ranges of products we sell and always provide expert, honest advice and guidance on which options would be best for you.

I’ve known the good people of SDL now for about eight years and have always had nothing but positive experiences. Easy going, friendly and professional, the team will do their best to creatively problem solve and improve the quality of their service to you and the experience as a disabled driver with a modified vehicle. Many […]

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Grant has always been there on the end of the phone if ever I needed any advice or support at the road side or otherwise, which I couldn’t be more grateful for. His style of business and running the SDL ‘ship’ is efficient and effective, his team work really well together to creatively problem solve […]

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