[NFBWATLK] Renting a car as a blind Washingtonian

Ellen Farber efarber8 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 19 13:13:23 UTC 2019


Zipcar may be an option. I'm not sure of all the details, but they tend to
have fewer requirements than typical car rental companies.

On Mon, Jun 17, 2019, 9:46 PM Judy Jones via NFBWATLK <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org>
wrote:

> Hi, Noel,
>
> The whole time we were in WA before, we had no problems.  A couple of our
> moves, we were able to rent moving trucks we paid for, with a driver, this
> was once in 1991 and 1993.
>
> When Jada turned 19, she got her driver's license, and at that time, I
> believe Enterprise would rent to drivers under 18, but the insurance was
> high.
>
> Judy
> “Embrace the day with its mercies and blessings.”
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: NFBWATLK [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of
> Nightingale, Noel via NFBWATLK
> Sent: Monday, June 17, 2019 4:53 PM
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> Cc: Nightingale, Noel
> Subject: Re: [NFBWATLK] Renting a car as a blind Washingtonian
>
> In the 1990s I had to file a complaint with the U.s. Department of Justice
> for a rental car company to let me rent a car using a licensed sighted
> driver who was in his 30s.  Scott LaBarre represented me in that case,
> which resolved in my favor.  I did not have to deal with a young driver
> issue, though.
>
> Noel
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: NFBWATLK <nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org> On Behalf Of Jamal Mazrui
> via NFBWATLK
> Sent: Sunday, June 16, 2019 5:52 PM
> To: NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org>
> Cc: Jamal Mazrui <jamal at empowermentzone.com>
> 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 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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