WTOR


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WTORWrite To Operator With Reply
WTORWest Texas Oil Reports (est. 1948)
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"Disuse" and "misuse" of WTORS has been shown to place wheelchair-seated passengers at greater risk of injury.
This article presents a comprehensive review of video-recorded, wheelchair-related "adverse events" involving disuse and misuse of WTORS during transit, identifying WTORS configurations associated with adverse wheelchair and passenger outcomes.
Therefore, it was the goal of this study to quantify WTORS loading in rear impact to assist WTORS and wheelchair manufacturers in designing products with improved crashworthiness.
The most common type of WTORS uses a four-point strap system to secure the wheelchair.
To address these needs in the absence of adequate federal legislation to address safety concerns for wheelchair-seated travelers, national and international efforts were initiated in the 1980s and 1990s to develop voluntary safety standards for WTORS and wheelchairs.
The dummy was seated in a rigid wheelchair similar to the Society of Automotive Engineers J2252 surrogate [30], though a lower mass of 37 kg was used because testing the WTORS was not a goal of these tests.
WTORS that meet this standard are dynamically tested with a crash-test dummy in a simulated 30mph/20g frontal impact.
More information about how to provide safer transportation for wheelchair-seated travelers, as well as manufacturers of WTORS and wheelchairs with the transit option can be found at www.travelsafer.org.
In 1996, SAE Recommended Practice J2249, entitled "Wheelchair Tiedowns and Occupant Restraint Systems (WTORS) for Use in Motor Vehicles," was completed, and today there are many WTORS in use today that have been designed and tested to comply with this Recommended Practice.
But according to research and accident data, a wheelchair tie-down and occupant-restraint system (WTORS)--when properly designed and installed--can reduce the possibility of injury by preventing a wheelchair occupant's head from hitting the vehicle's interior.
Based on fundamental occupant protection principles and years of sled impact testing of both wheelchair tie-down and occupant restraint systems (WTORS) and wheelchairs, new standards have been developed for wheelchair "tie downs," occupant restraints, and wheelchairs that provide for a comparable level of frontal-impact performance as that required for automotive restraints and seats by federal standards.