Wheeled Mobility Devices Performance and Passive Securement Systems Public Deposited

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  • Wheeled mobility devices (WhMD) pose unique safety risks to users while riding public transportation. Unsecured or improperly secured WhMDs create safety concerns for other transit riders and operators. Tests using accelerometers and visual observations were conducted to understand how WhMD orientation and securement in articulated buses, streetcars, and light rail vehicles. These tests used manual wheelchairs and lightweight scooters. The rail study focuses on WhMD orientation. The rail research activity determined that longitudinal and side facing orientation for WhMD performed similarly but due to other on board safety factors longitudinal is the safer option. The bus study focused on the combination of vertical and horizontal roadway curvature and the effect on a rear facing passive containment system. The research determined that the passive rear facing containment system was appropriate when drivers maintained trained operating speed or lower while traversing the complex curvature.
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