This peak-of-action photo from  high-speed side view video shows a Reach pediatric wheelchair protecting a 6-year-old crash-test dummy in a 30 mph frontal sled-impact test by a five-point wheelchair-integrated harness. Photo courtesy of UMTRI with permission from Leggero LLC
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Getting up to Speed on Wheelchair Transport Safety

Key improvements include accommodations for transporting smaller children, more stringent crash testing of wheelchair tiedowns for wheelchair-anchored lap belts, a logo that identifies equipment that meets standards, and pass/fail ratings for proper seat belt use.

Lion Bus has introduced a wheelchair-accessible version of its Lion 360. Here, Bobby Sears of Bobby’s Truck and Bus Repair demonstrates the lift on a unit purchased by Huber Heights City Schools.
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More Ohio districts order Lion school buses

The Marion and Fremont districts each receive two Lion buses, both utilizing the 42-inch seat option. Meanwhile, Huber Heights orders the first wheelchair-accessible Lion unit.

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Wheelchair retractor

The Titan800, a new wheelchair securement retractor in the existing Titan product line, is designed to meet the latest WC18 industry regulations, which take effect December 2015, company officials said.

An upcoming training event will provide hands-on education in how to properly use and operate Q'Straint and Sure-Lok products for school transportation.
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Q'Straint, Sure-Lok offer free training seminar

The two-day event in November will provide hands-on education in how to properly use and operate Q'Straint and Sure-Lok products for school transportation. The company covers hotel, ground transportation and meals during training.

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Students not seriously injured when bus overturns

The three children on a Copperas Cove (Texas) Independent School District bus are restrained in their wheelchairs when the bus is broadsided by a car. They are left hanging upside down and have to be cut free of their restraints, but they, along with the bus driver and attendant, only sustain minor injuries.

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Q'Straint opens new research facility with crash simulator

The company's new facility is aimed at advancing the safety and effectiveness of wheelchair passenger travel. It includes a HYGE crash simulation system and Phantom high-speed cameras to help study the dynamics in a crash environment as they relate to wheelchair passengers.

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