Last month, we looked at Wheelchair Tie downs and Occupant Restraint Systems (WTORS) and the previous month, we looked at WC19 - the voluntary standard for wheelchairs used as seats in motor vehicles. Let's continue our look at the factors that enhance safety for individuals who remain seated in their wheelchairs while travelling in motor vehicles. Specifically, we will look at WC20, which is the voluntary standard related to seating devices for use in motor vehicles, and we will look at some of the recommendations from the Guidelines for Use of Secondary Postural Support Devices by Wheelchair Users During Travel in Motor Vehicles.
Posted on 2015-01-21
Last month, we looked at WC19 - the voluntary standard for wheelchairs used as seats in motor vehicles. This month, let's look at Wheelchair Tiedowns and Occupant Restraint Systems (WTORS) and how these work in conjunction with WC19 compliant wheelchairs. (If you missed last month’s article, please click here.)
Posted on 2014-12-15
This month, let’s think about safety, wheelchairs, and transit. Individuals who remain seated in wheelchairs while travelling in vehicles are “45 times more likely to be injured in a crash than the typical passenger.”
Posted on 2014-11-25
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