[NFBWATLK] Renting a car as a blind Washingtonian

Merribeth Greenberg merribeth.manning at gmail.com
Mon Jun 17 15:51:01 UTC 2019

I have rented cars from Enterprise with being the Blind person renting the
But, the do want the driver of the car to be 25.

When looking, I have found that most places want the driver to be the
renter and want them to be 25.

You might see if any of the Car Dealerships near you do rentals, you might
find different rules. I know here in Vancouver that the Toyota dealership
does rentals.

Beth  Greenberg

On Sun, Jun 16, 2019 at 5:53 PM Jamal Mazrui via NFBWATLK <
nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org> wrote:

> In the state of Washington, can a blind person over 21 (with government
> ID), rent a car that would be driven by a driver who is 18?  The driver
> has a license from New York.
> A brother of mine, who is also blind, will be visiting for a few days
> this summer, along with his son, who has a NY driver license.  If
> possible, I would like to rent a car, e.g., from SeaTac airport, for
> which I would pay during their visit, but which would be driven by my
> nephew.
> Based on web searches, it seems that one has to be at least 21 to rent a
> car in Washington.  Although I have not done so myself before, I recall
> that, under ADA, a blind person, who is otherwise qualified, can rent a
> car.  I do not know, however, what conditions must be met for the driver
> of the car.
> Any clarifications or links would be appreciated.
> Jamal
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