How can a wheelchair user ride safety in a standard urban bus?


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In France, in the very near future, the public transport operators will take up the challenge of accessibility to everyone by using low-floor buses on main-stream services. Theses buses, of a new design, will enable passengers who usually cannot use urban buses to do so, which raises the question of safety of wheelchair users (and also of children in pushchairs). A study has been undertaken by inrets for the French ministry of transport. An extensive experimental programme has been developed, which consisted of simulating braking and cornering at various speeds with an anthropometric dummy representing a passenger in a wheelchair on-board the bus. This paper presents the analysis of the parameters influencing the wheelchair behaviour, such as the position in the bus, braking and wheel positions, grip on the floor. The evaluation of three kinds of 'restraints' -safety belt, clamps and load-bearing back support- led to propose a non-constraining solution for a safe ride of wheelchair users. Mots clés libres :autobus ;sécurité ;utilisateur fauteuil roulant ;transport Urbain;expérimentation.

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