Special Needs Transportation

Solution Designed to Protect Wheelchair Riders in Rear-End Collisions

Posted on August 30, 2016
AMF-Bruns' FutureSafe head and backrest, shown here, is designed to help ensure passenger security in a collision.
AMF-Bruns' FutureSafe head and backrest, shown here, is designed to help ensure passenger security in a collision.

CLEVELAND — AMF-Bruns of America offers a one-stop solution for protecting riders in wheelchairs in the event of a rear-end collision.

The solution is a combination of two of the company's products:

•    PROTEKTOR-System wheelchair and occupant restraints: A variety of wheelchair and occupant restraints that are designed to meet the latest international and national standards, including RESNA WC18, for wheelchairs with an integrated lap belt.
•    FutureSafe head and backrest: An adjustable head and backrest system with an upper anchorage point for the shoulder belt that is engineered to help ensure passenger security in a collision. This system meets RESNA WC18 and ISO 10542 standards, according to AMF-Bruns of America.   

“The combination of these two products stabilizes the passenger in the event of a rear-end collision, reducing the chance for injury and trauma,” said Peter Haarhuis, CEO of AMF-Bruns of America. “Our mission is to offer safe, flexible, and innovative passenger transport solutions for the paratransit industry, which ultimately improves the quality of life for the physically challenged.”

For more information, call (877) 506-3770 or visit www.amfbrunsamerica.com.

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