• Failing to secure the wheelchair with brakes – this could see the chair roll and build enough momentum to stress the tie down straps.
• Failure of tie down equipment to hold the wheelchair in place – this may be because it is damaged, not attached correctly, or faulty.
Drivers of WAVs are cautioned that legal action could be taken against them if they are found to breach their obligations when carrying passengers with mobility aids. In addition, CPVV may suspend or cancel the driver accreditation held by any driver who has failed to fully and properly restrain a passenger in a wheelchair, or has attempted to transport a wheelchair or scooter and its passenger in any manner which is not consistent with the above requirements.
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