Adapted cars allow people with disabilities to sit driving license test in Georgia

Interior Minister Giorgi Mgebrishvili attends the presentation of the adopted car. Photo by MIA's press office., 03 Dec 2016 - 13:25, Tbilisi,Georgia

For the first time in Georgia, drivers with disabilities have the chance to sit the practical part of the national driving license test in a car that's been adapted to suit their needs.

This innovative service was launched following the initiative of Georgia’s Minister of Internal Affairs Giorgi Mgebrishvili.

One of the adapted cars is taken for a test drive. Photo by the Ministry of Internal Affairs' press office.

Today Mgebrishvili attended the presentation of the first specially adapted vehicle. He looked over the vehicle and enjoyed a test drive in the new car.

We always try to adapt the Ministry’s infrastructure to fit the needs of people with disabilities. This time we are offering them this unprecedented innovation,” Mgebrishvili said.
I believe this novelty will help them get their driving license more easily.”

Also today the Government of Georgia announced it would develop a national mechanism to better protect the rights of persons with disabilities. More details of this initiative were not announced.