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How safe is a wheelchair accessible vehicle? Wheelchair transport with LTA approved retrofitted vans

What are wheelchair restraints? Why must we use them?

The wheelchair restraints, also known as wheelchair seat belts, tie downs or securement systems, are fastened to the floor of the wheelchair accessible vehicle and secured to designated points on the wheelchair.

What happens if you travel in a vehicle without securing the wheelchair?

Why is it important to secure my wheelchair?

In a crash or an emergency brake or even hard braking , an unsecured wheelchair would be an injury hazard to both the person in the wheelchair and the other occupants in the vehicle.

An unfortunate incident in 2023

Source: Straits times online

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