A HUDDERSFIELD driving instructor is all set to help people with disabilities get on the road to independence.
Chris Meredith will use a car equipped with special adaptations.
Learning to drive is a major help for disabled people who want to live independently.
Mr Meredith said: "Passing their driving test is a milestone for people with disabilities.
"It often spurs them on to investigate other opportunities for independent living, especially in education or work."
He is based at BSM in John William Street and will operate in Huddersfield, Brighouse and Halifax.
Mr Meredith, 31, who lives in Brighouse, recently completed special training and will use a dual-controlled Vauxhall Corsa automatic.
It will have an interchangeable accelerator pedal for right or left foot operation, a right hand push/pull lever to activate the brake and accelerator. It also incorporates an indicator switch and an infra-red unit.
The infra-red system is combined with a steering grip and enables the driver to use the horn, lights, windscreen wipers and indicators.
There is also a quick-release handbrake, a series of steering aids, a booster cushion and a panoramic mirror.
"Being able to drive is a valuable skill which can make a very important difference to people with all sorts of mobility problems, because it enables them to become more independent," said Mr Meredith.
He worked in management with NTL for six years before switching careers.