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4 to 1 Occupancy: Expanded Safety Requirements For Passenger Vehicles

An end to the confusion surrounding the 4 to 1 occupant debate

4 to 1 occupancy debate

The 4 to 1 occupancy debate can finally come to an end! There has been a lot of confusion the past year-and-a-half about how many occupants you are allowed in certain types of vehicles when you have a wheelchair involved. Is it considered one chair or four chairs, which types of vehicles does it apply to, and whom does it apply to?

Recently, the Province of Manitoba released a document which helps provide the much needed clarity in the 4 to 1 occupancy debate. Basically, Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation (MIT) is putting Highway Traffic Act (HTA) amendments in place. This will expand the Safety Fitness Council program. The expansion applies to additional passenger vehicles designed for seating with 11 or more seats (including the driver.) If a vehicle [...]

Lakefront

Canada Day typically marks the first official day of summer vacation season. From trips up to the lake or across the country to see family, the next nine weeks will be very busy for most people. Getting out and getting around is critical to enjoy all that summer has to offer. Renting a wheelchair van offers a great option to explore and to have the freedom provided by a standard vehicle. But before going and renting a van, there are three important things to know. Knowing these three things will save you money, time and effort.

 

#1 – Know how you are planning on using the vehicle

When renting a wheelchair van it is important to know who will be driving the van. With both side and rear entry options available for rent, you want [...]

Deckchairs on Beach

It’s time to bring out the shades, sunscreen and bug repellent. Summer is officially here which means it’s time to get out and about in your wheelchair van. Every city has it’s own unique, fun things to do throughout the summer. It could be ballet in the park, a sports game or a drive in the evening. Whatever your go to activities are, grab a friend or family member and go make some memories.

Here are my picks for fun things to do this summer:

#10 – Go for a cruise

It’s time to bring out the shades, sunscreen and bug repellent. Summer is officially here which means it’s time to get out and about in your wheelchair van. Every city has its own unique, fun things to do throughout the summer. It could [...]

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