Founded in 2020 by James Rogerson and James Smith, MD, Hands On Driving Academy was created to address the needs of the Veteran community that suffered severe injuries, specifically focusing on individuals that were unable to drive without hand control equipment.
Hands On Driving Academy proudly operates at 98% funds to program, sticking to what we believe a nonprofit should be. An organization focused on doing good and fulfilling underserved needs.
Primarily supported by individual public donations, grants and corporate sponsorships.
We are proud that both the SCCA and Federation International Automobile (FIA) have given us support and guidance. MPS Corporation and Guido-Simplex, two of the largest and oldest hand control manufacturers have become partners in our project. MPS Corporation is the US distributor for Guido-Simplex. MPS is assisting with design and development of new equipment for our current school fleet and future cars for our graduates. Our initiative with MPS is to develop relatively low-cost equipment that allows the driver to keep both hands on the wheel almost continuously utilizing equipment designed for modern Utility Vehicles