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This is how many Irish people actually pass their driving test first time

We are a nation of motorists. The dreaded driving test is a milestone a lot of us go through in life, but it turns out a lot of us have... Read more

Sat nav section to be introduced to driving test in Britain

TRANSPORT bosses in Britain are plotting to revolutionise the driving test by incorporating a section using sat-nav. They also plan to adapt the test to take the expected use of... Read more

Driving from a wheelchair new hi tech vehicle is a boost for drivers with p…

New technology will allow people to learn to drive without leaving their wheelchair The new vehicle is expected to help open up opportunities for many with physical disabilities A new... Read more

AA survey finds older drivers in a particular support the introduction of d…

about 3 hours ago Niall Flynn Conor Faughnan, director of AA’s consumer affairs, said while the penalty points system was proven to work well, there were other measures that could... Read more

Preparing for travel abroad when mobility is restricted

Prepare as much as you can in advance of your holiday so there isn’t a last-minute panic, and check out the following travel tips 40 minutes ago Rachel Fehily ‘Don’t... Read more

We Decide Who Lives Or Dies Doc on One

This week on Documentary on One, the focus is on road safety in Ireland, what's happening in Letterkenny's B Bob's Car Park and how one group are trying to reduce... Read more

Supermarket helps combat the stigma of invisible disability

Tonya Glennester, with her daughter Evalynn Glennester-West, who inspired Asda to change the signage in all their stores from 'disabled' to 'accessible' PEOPLE suffering 'hidden' disabilities, ranging from autism to... Read more

Disgraceful parking over two disabled spaces at Lidl Kildare prompts respon…

8:42 Thursday 11th of August 2016 Those who park in a disabled parking pace when they don't have the required badge for doing so can be very infuriating for those... Read more

Car insurance prices jump a staggering 38pc in one year

Charlie Weston Personal Finance Editor 11:34 (Stock picture) They were up 38.3pc in the year to July, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office. Overall inflation... Read more

Are East Cork Disabled Spaces Being Properly Maintained.

Following the painting of a disabled space in Castlemartyr, The Castlemartyr Family Carers and Disability Support Group have called for disability parking areas across East Cork to be properly maintained... Read more

Traffic medicine is moving up a gear

L-r: Rachel Lynch, Business Development Manager, Medical Protection Society; Moyagh Murdock, CEO, RSA; Prof Desmond O’Neill, National Programme Director, NPOTM; and Regina McFadden, Programme Manager, NPOTM, at last year’s awards... Read more

Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath says further delays …

about 5 hours ago Finian McGrath: “I want to ensure that every adult with intellectual disability and physical disability will have rights to services in the state and the right... Read more

Welcome to the Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland

The Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland (DDAI) is an organisation working for disabled people, promoting independence and equal opportunity through mobility, education and training. The organisations members are people with disabilities themselves.

Our services include: EU Parking Card, Information & Support, Driver Assessment and Instruction, Rehabilitative & Vocational Training, Advocacy Services and Shopmobility.

We have over 4,500 members and employ 26 dedicated people in Ballindine Co. Mayo and Shopmobility units throughout Ireland.

As a member, you will be entitled to my benefits including discounts on many of the motor distributor - Toyota, Ford. Discounts on motor insurance, Irish Ferries, 3 Mobile, hotel bookings and much more. For further information visit member benefits above.

Membership costs just €10 per year or €50 for lifetime membership and is open to people with limited mobility. Follow this link to download an application form.

Our Services

EU Parking Card