5 Key Benefits of Quantum Rear-Facing Securement
Understanding why the transit industry should make the switch
There are considerably more than five benefits to using rear-facing securement, specifically Quantum. This article will provide insight into the ways Quantum allows mobility riders to travel freely, safely and quickly.
Minimal driver intervention restores a sense of dignity to mobility riders, while reducing the amount of awkward working positions for drivers. Basic driver controls and a simple one-touch button for passengers allow the system to seamlessly engage and disengage, keeping drivers in their seats and focused on the road. Mobility riders no longer have to worry about having their space invaded by strangers in order to feel completely secured.
As the preferred securement method worldwide, rear-facing securement is making headway in new territories across the globe. Providing enhanced head and neck protection, it is proven to be one of the safest securement solutions available. With the back panel using the vehicle’s mass to absorb the forces of harsh braking or collision, a properly secured rear-facing position is far safer than front-facing. This is same reason that laws around the world require children to ride in rear-facing car seats. Further, a decrease in driver involvement equates to a reduction in the opportunity for driver injury.
Proving to be efficient in more ways than one, rear-facing securement is an ideal method for transit properties and mobility passengers alike. It meets the needs of bus rapid transit (BRT) by reducing, or even eliminating the necessity for operator intervention. By the same token, mobility riders can board the bus, engage the system, disengage the system and exit the bus more expeditiously than ever before. By removing unknown variables, Quantum helps keep buses on schedule with wheelchair securement in 25 seconds or less.
Dashboard controls on the driver console make it possible for drivers to manage the system without leaving their seat, while an ultra-sensitive button lets mobility riders, with even the gentlest touch, secure themselves. Drivers and mobility riders are in control with rear-facing securement.
Eliminating restraint straps from the equation means no longer having to replace them after constant everyday use. Maximizing safety and minimizing complexity were key factors in designing Quantum. Extensive field and lab testing led to the development of a basic, cost-effective maintenance schedule, ensuring optimal performance with minimal hassle.
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