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Safety Tips on 4-Point Tiedown Wheelchair Securement

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  For people with disabilities, it is vital to remember how to correctly fasten the wheelchair securements in an accessible van. The four-point tiedown secures…
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Safety Tips: Transporting Children with Disabilities

Automotive conversions are often completed to meet your exact accessibility needs; there are additional factors to weigh out if you plan on using the handicap van…
Winter Mobility Vehicle Driving Tips

Winter Handicap Vehicle Driving Tips

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Although winter is traditionally known as a time to cozy up to warm fires and spend time with family and good friends, it can also bring its own collection of seasonal…
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Safe Driving Tips for Daylight Saving Time

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Before you pack up your vehicle to go to the beach or other spring break destinations, it’s a good idea to make sure your vehicle is ready for the journey. Handicap…
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Tips on Choosing Automotive Features for People with Arthritis

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  Wheelchair accessible vans are not just for people with disabilities. An accessible vehicle can ease the pain of driving if you suffer from arthritis or…
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Is Your Driving Normal or Severe? You’ll Be Surprised

  Did you know there’s a “normal maintenance schedule” and a “severe schedule” for maintaining your vehicle? How you drive, where you drive and…
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Seniors: Is There a CarFit Event in Your Area?

Older drivers are more likely to wear their seatbelts and less likely to speed or drink and drive, according to car-fit.org. However, according to a survey taken…
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Safety tips: Why Anchor a Wheelchair in Accessible Vehicle?

Vehicles right off the line that have no accessible or adaptive equipment are designed with a safety bubble comprised of firmly anchored seats, seat belts and a…
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Tips on Finding Roadside Assistance to Fit Your Needs

When your vehicle dies on the road or you have a flat tire or dead battery, you need help, especially if you are a person with disabilities. Thank goodness for roadside…
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Reminder: Wheelchair Safety While Driving or Riding

If you use a wheelchair, you probably know how to get into and out of a car safely. You’ve seen a certified driver rehabilitation specialist and know the rules.…