Driving test now available to people with disabilities in Croatia
Istrian people with disabilities finally have the opportunity to take the driving test in adjusted cars and classrooms. The ceremony in occassion of the new APEO project "Invalid Plus - Driving School for All" was held on Monday in front of the adjusted classrooms of the Croatian Automobile Club - HAK building in Pula.
Friday, 29 January 2010, by HRH Sarajevo
Mrs. Mirjana Dobranovic, president of the Association for the Promotion of the Equal Opportunities for People With Disabilities - UPIM / APEO, and president of the Croatian Association of the Physically Disabled Persons - HSUTI, participated in a ceremony on the occasion of their new implementing project named "Invalid Plus - Driving School For All!".
Mrs. Dobranovic pointed out that this action sends a message that people with disabilities are not excluded and that is not always everything about the profit.
Similarly thinks Aleksandar Pavlovic, president of the Association of Persons With Physical Disabilities from Pula, and Davor Komar, president of the Association of Dystrophic Persons in Istria. Both of them find Denis Peloza, the Director of the driving school Auto SL 91, consider most responsible for the success of this project.
"This is positive discrimination. The price of a driving test would be more than ten thousand of Croatian kunas, and it is, for people with disabilities, at this time far too expensive," said Peloza, who hopes to get an assictance of the City of Pula and also, its County.
"If you manage to learn five disabled people a year how to drive, and set aside for them 30 thousand kunas, that turns out not to be that much of an amount. To the city or county this is a small thing, and that small thing makes possible for person with disability to ensure his/her mobility. Which in the end, is not small thing agfter all." says Peloza .
The project "Invalid Plus" is implemented with the cooperation of driving school "Auto SL 91" and Croatian Automobile Club "Pula-Rovinj". Peloza added that training for the management of the car for people with disabilities costs 6, 280 kuna (858.957 EUR) with VAT included, which is as much as the standard one.
Based on the "Glas Istre" article