[NFBWATLK] Renting a car as a blind Washingtonian
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Mon Jun 17 16:04:26 UTC 2019
In the past, we were able to do this with a daughter under 21, but only with Enterprise rentacar, and the insurance was very expensive because of the younger driver.
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From: NFBWATLK [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Jamal Mazrui via NFBWATLK
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Subject: [NFBWATLK] Renting a car as a blind Washingtonian
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
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.
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