Wheelchair Tiedown and Occupant Restraint System (WTORS) Activity in Paratransit Vehicles, 2012 (ICPSR 36970)

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Karen Bertocci, University of Louisville; Gina Bertocci, University of Louisville

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36970.v1

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The purpose of this study was to characterize wheelchair tiedown and occupant restraint system (WTORS) usage on paratransit vehicles. A retrospective review of on-board video monitoring recordings of trips by passengers seated in Wheeled Mobility Devices (WhMDs) was conducted. Data was collected from March through October, 2012. The study was conducted using two paratransit vehicles within one metropolitan area. Along with general information about the WhMDs and other equipment used by the passengers, details of the passengers' access and use of the vehicle were recorded. Details of WTORS usage including number of tiedowns and restraints used, attachment points to the WhMD and the vehicle floor, and any improper usage were recorded. Instability of the WhMD and incidents observed while the vehicle was in motion, along with contributing factors, were recorded and described.

Bertocci, Karen, and Bertocci, Gina. Wheelchair Tiedown and Occupant Restraint System (WTORS) Activity in Paratransit Vehicles, 2012. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-12-20. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36970.v1

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2012 -- 2013
2012-03 -- 2012-10
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Wheelchair-seated passengers traveling on paratransit vehicles

Individuals
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2017-12-20

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Bertocci, Karen, and Gina Bertocci. Wheelchair Tiedown and Occupant Restraint System (WTORS) Activity in Paratransit Vehicles, 2012. ICPSR36970-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-12-20. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36970.v1

2017-12-20 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

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  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.