The number one choice for hand control users in the UK. Our market leading hand control is designed for drivers who are unable to operate the foot pedals. This adaptation allows a driver to operate the brake and accelerator by hand using a push/pull single lever.
We design each hand control to suit the specific make and model of vehicle, ensuring the best possible driving experience, whatever vehicle you choose. Using high quality tubing, mirror-polished precision components and axial roller bearings, our hand controls offer the driver unrivalled smooth and responsive operation with almost no resistance. The result is a light hand control which replicates the true feeling of the pedals.
Every hand control install includes our pioneered, patented, protective guard which is designed to
the driver whilst maintaining aesthetics.
The hand control lever mechanically operates the vehicle pedals in an automatic vehicle to give you the same control as when driving with your feet.
Simply pull to accelerate and push to brake. Smooth acceleration is achieved by placing your thumb around the steering wheel and squeezing the handle with your fingers. To brake, simply push down on the handle using either the palm of the hand or fingertips.
When the hand control is installed, the vehicle can still be driven in the conventional way, using the pedals, and therefore it allows for multiple drivers of the same vehicle.
Hand controls are available with an integral indicator switch in the handle. When driving with hand controls, your right hand will be operating the brake/accelerator lever. Your left hand will be required for steering; therefore, you may find it difficult to operate the indicators with the vehicle’s standard indicator stalk.
NB. The indicator switch, along with a steering aid, are usually a requirement for drivers taking their driving test with hand controls.
You may hear the term multiplex or non-multiplex indicators. This refers to the vehicle’s wiring system. The indicator switch in the hand control will look identical and function in the same way however, the indicator switch is more complex to install on multiplex vehicles and therefore could be significantly more expensive and require an additional interface solution.
Many hand control users also choose to drive with a steering aid. As your right hand will be operating the brake/accelerator lever, your left hand does most the steering. A steering aid can assist with one handed steering.
Further information can be found on the Steering Aid product page.
Hinged accelerator pedals and pedal guards are designed to be used in conjunction with hand controls. Both adaptations eliminate the risk of the hand control user operating the pedals by mistake.
Further information can be found on the hinged accelerator pedal and pedal guard product pages.
Adding a hi-lo beam switch to your hand control is very often possible. Although not as commonly used as the indicator switch, for some customers having a hi-lo beam switch easily accessible from the hand control can be beneficial. This switch will mount on the hand control lever, at the bottom of the handle, to be operated by the little finger.
*Additional switches are not possible on all models of vehicle and can also vary in price significantly between models. To check availability, please contact your installer.
To see a product demonstration, please watch our YouTube video.
You can download the information about our push/pull brake/accelerator hand control via our product sheet.
Check if we already have a hand control designed for your model on
our vehicle pages.
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Q: Can hand controls be fitted to any vehicle or is my choice limited?A: Jeff Gosling hand controls can be fitted to any vehicle, although we strongly recommend a conventional automatic. On the Motability scheme, we can only install hand controls to automatic vehicles. Installing hand controls on a manual vehicle is restricted as driving with a hand control whilst needing to change gear results in difficult and potentially unsafe operation of all vehicle controls at the same time.
Q: Will the fitting of hand controls cause any damage to my vehicle?A: Safety is our primary concern when we design adaptations, however we pay great attention to the integrity of the vehicle. Any cutting or drilling is kept to a minimum, ensuring an aesthetically pleasing result and minimum cost to reinstate the vehicle when adaptations are removed. If you have a Motability scheme vehicle, you will return the car with the adaptations still installed.
Q: Can someone else drive the vehicle with their feet when the hand controls have been fitted?A: Yes, we do not remove any of the original controls. However, we recommend that you make the driver aware that the adaptations have been fitted. If you have a hinged accelerator pedal installed, this will simply need flipping back down into position before driving with your feet. A pedal guard would need removing to gain access to the pedals.
Q: Can I adjust my steering column after the hand controls have been fitted?A: By adjusting the steering column you will affect the function of the brake/accelerator hand control therefore it should not be adjusted after the controls are fitted. If you have a preference to where your steering column is set, this should be discussed with your installer before the adaptations are installed. There may be some limitations to which steering column positions can be achieved with the hand control because full brakes and acceleration are a priority on setup.
Q: What if I decide I want any of the additional extras adding to my hand control setup after they have been fitted?A: It is possible fit the additional extras retrospectively, although it makes some items more expensive than if they were fitted with the original installation because your hand control will have to be partly dismantled and new parts fitted. With many adaptations being fully or partially funded on the Motability scheme when ordering prior to ‘handover’ of the vehicle, we strongly recommend you consider all options at this stage.
Q: When talking about indicators, the term multiplex or non-multiplex is mentioned, what does this mean?A: This refers to the vehicle’s wiring system and the complexities involved in wiring in the integral indicator switch. The indicator switch will look identical and function in exactly the same way.
Q: What if I am unsure of which hand control setup I require?A: If you are new to driving with hand controls and are unsure exactly what options will suit you best, there a few different options to assist you in ensuring you get the correct adaptations from static demonstration to driving assessment. Please contact us for further information on demonstrations and assessments.