Friday, October 16, 2009

Wheelchair Safety: What You Can Do Right Now

I wonder how many people consider wheelchair safety when they use their wheelchair at night? Most people will buckle their seat bealts when they drive a car. But how many wheelchair users use wheelchair ligths or wheelchair reflectors?

This article about wheelchair safety discusses many issues of concern. There are so many problems. Wheelchairs are built low to the ground and are hard to see. Cars are getting larger and larger and most people do not look out for wheelchair users.

Wheelchair safety is a factor that affects everyone, disabled and able bodied alike. If an able bodied drive hits a disabled person in a wheelchair, both people's lives will be forever altered. I would love to see some public safety campaign developed to raise the awareness concerning wheelchair safety. I would love to hear comments and suggestions about how to get the message accross.

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