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Cold Weather Tips for Your Van

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Frigid temperatures not only slow us down, but can slow our van and accessible equipment. For example, if you use a hydraulic wheelchair lift, you may have noticed…
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First-Time Drivers with Disabilities

Whether you’re 16, trying to get your driver’s license, or not-so-16, and trying to get back on the road after a long hiatus, getting behind the wheel for the…
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Insist on Certified Maintenance on Accessible Vans Every 6 Months

Every vehicle needs maintenance on a periodic basis, and a wheelchair-accessible vehicle is no exception. Do you take your van to a regular mechanic occasionally…
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Tips to Help Overcome the Fear of Driving

  Seniors, people with disabilities and those with other challenges can have not only physical problems to overcome, but mental or emotional ones when driving.…
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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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New OnStar FMV Offers Extensive Safety Features

  OnStar, a GPS service that has been found only in General Motors vehicles, became available July 24 as an add-on rearview mirror compatible with 90 million…
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Safety First: Is Your Seat Belt Properly Fastened?

It is safest for those in wheelchairs to sit in the vehicle’s seat rather than the wheelchair, if possible. Seat belts are the best defense against accidents,…
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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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5-Star Safety Ratings Effective on 2011 Vehicles

  With the new 5-Star Safety Ratings System of 2011 and 2012, it is safer for seniors and those with disabilities to drive. High-tech safety features can…
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No More Blind Spots and Other Good News

Drivers with disabilities can have enlarged mirrors on their vehicles to detect blind spots and even radar-enabled blind spot detection devices to enhance their…