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Halifax Transit Left Me Stranded All Night For Eleven Hours On Street

http://wheelchairrights.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/halifax-transit-left-me-stranded-all-night-for-eleven-hours-on-street/
ere is the report of what happened to me. ! have compiled together multiple videos ! did over the eleven hour period.
"his is horri#le and all #ecause alifax $etro "ransit is %nowingl& endangering all passengers lives #& not providing safe
four point tie-downs for the ver& heav& power wheelchairs on all new pu#lic transit #uses the& have purchased in the past
approximatel& seven &ears..
Halifax Transit Left Me Stranded All Night In My Wheelchair For
Eleven Hours On Street
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Halifax us !river Says I Tried To "ill Hi# With My Wheelchair
"his is .ust a clip of the full report.
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Wheelchair $a# % Stranded && Hours Heading To Mc!onalds
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Here is what I was doing before this nightmare happened.
!aniel 'elaxing at Maynard La(e )! Slide Sho*
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'elaxing at Maynard La(e in !art#outh Nova Scotia
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"his is an operational video for the 5@;traint 5:" :etracta#le ?heelchair :estraint and ;ecurement ;&stem. !t descri#es
how to properl& secure a wheelchair with this s&stemA and gives a step #& step account on how to fasten the #elts. !f &ou
have this s&stem in &our #us or vanA please ma%e &our drivers familiar with this video on how to operate the 5@;traint 5:".
1lease also chec% out our videos on how to operate wheelchair lifts. "han% &ou.
.oe /rier and .M/ Media *ith S0'ELO"1 Inc2
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/nwins 9our 1oint ?heelchair :estraint #& B$ 7oachwor% for use in wheelchair accessi#le vehicles. ;ee
http://www.gmcoachwor%.co.u% for more details and the full range of vehicle adaptations.
'E'$ on Wheelchair Trans5ortation Safety $rash Tests
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Failed $rash test of a *heelchair according to ISO &6789%
9 *ith a 8 5oint stra5 tie%do*n syste#
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;ee www.dahlengineering.d% for more information. "his video shows an example of crash testing according to !;E 10G42
part 2 utiliIing a surrogate wheelchair with a mass of 8G %g. =ccording to the standardA the surrogate wheelchair is
representative of all wheelchairs and is solel& #eing used to test the strength of tie-down straps and the occupant restraint.
Curing this test the front tie-down straps ad.usters failed. +otice the high forces involvedA even under the re#ound phase of
the collision. = more solid ad.uster had to #e developed to solve this pro#lem.
ad this product #een mar%eted and involved in an accident without prior testingA it could have had serious conse,uences
for the wheelchair user and other occupants in the vehicle.
Below are previous related posts.
http)**+heel,hairrights-+ordpress-,o.*!"1&*"/*"9*halifax0$uses0,an0not0safel10transport0po+er0+heel,hairs*
https)**+heel,hairrights-+ordpress-,o.*!"1(*"1*"/*halifax0$us0drivers0union0in0violation0of0hu.an0rights0and0
endangering0the0disa$led*
Wheelchair 4rotest On oard A Halifax Metro Transit us
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Telling us !river Ho* Halifax uses !EA!L: For Wheelchair 0sers
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re5o#an;< says
Fou should %now a#out the lfs is that the& have #een %nown to have wheelchair ramp pro#lemsAand had &ou tal%ed to
Nova$us themselves a#out the tie down issues) <ecause ! will send there toll free num#er on &our site. ! support &ou 100J.
Fou made me see the light ! will never live in +ova ;cotia. ! am awa%e. <&e
Halifax uses $AN NOT Safely Trans5ort 4o*er Wheelchairs
&of9 Inside -us
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Halifax uses $AN NOT Safely Trans5ort 4o*er Wheelchairs
9of9 4olice
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;ee full post here. http://wheelchairrights.wordpress.com/2014/0G/03/halifax-#uses-can-not-safel&-transport-power-
wheelchairs/
1lease elp to get alifax "ransit to 1rovide <uses that are 1roperl& D,uipped
Enl& 2J of alifax #uses have the e,uipment to safel& secure electric wheelchairs so that wheelchair users can not use
pu#lic transit and the& are deprived of their guaranteed human rights...ere is the cit& num#er to place &our concerns 302-
430-4000
1lease read this related article.
alifax <us Crivers /nion !n 8iolation of uman :ights and Dndangering the Cisa#led
https://wheelchairrights.wordpress.com/2010/01/0G/halifax-#us-drivers-union-in-violation-of-human-rights-and-
endangering-
T*o years later !art#outh,s ne* -us ter#inal still not *heelchair
accessi-le
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.ohn van /ur5 says2
"his gu& sa&s &ou can@t video) ?hat a .o%e. Bood that &ou stood &our ground on that.
/uy Threatens Life of !isa-led Wheelchair 0ser For 4rotesting
a-out uses
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Festerda& ! was doing a protest at a #us stop with m& loud spea%er telling ever&one a#out the issue in this post..and this gu&
was threatening and harassing me...e thought m& load spea%er was a threat to his child. is child was not #othered #& me
at all and the noise from the motor c&cles and #uses was much loader then ! was..;o does this gu& chase after motorc&cles
too..
http://wheelchairrights.wordpress.com/2014/0G/03/halifax-#uses-can-not-safel&-transport-power-wheelchairs/
alifax $etro "ransit <uses 7an +ot ;afel& "ransport 1ower ?heelchairs which is then den&ing all power wheelchair
users access to most alifax $etro "ransit 1u#lic <uses.
<uses do not have the necessar& four point tie downs. "he& do not have an& tie downs...
23E4E5S 6OMMENTS
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?hat a douch #ag that gu& isA .ust shows what a little man he is. Fou should have called the police.
$randon ,urrier
:ude pric% no respect.
ho+do19%/
! am a man in a wheelchair and ! come across man& of the issues &ou discri#e. 9rom one man to an other please &ou are
going a#out all of this the wrong wa&.
! cant spea% to everthing #ut from what ! have seen and watched in &our videos all &ou seem to #e doing is loo%ing for
confrontation.
!f it is as #ad as &ou sa& it is &ou need stop tr&ing to win &ou case in the pu#lic e&e #ecause &ou are ma%ing &ourself loo% at
fault and not helping &ourself at all.
! %now how frustrating it can #e and how it can #uild up #ecause there are pro#lems with access to places especiall& in the
winter months and we often dont have a choice where we shop #ut please stop tr&ing to ta%e it on in this wa& for &our own
self not for them.
$a&#e as% a friend or 0rd part& to help &ou ta%e &our concerns to the places &ou are having pro#lems getting into and
around in.
aving the person a#le to conve& &our concerns for &ou ma& #e ver& helpful. ! wish &ou good luc%.
Fol7#hotographer
! appreciate &our thought that &ou thin% ! am going a#out what ever it is &ou refer to wrong..ere in alifax and +ova
;cotia there would #e a right wa& if the societ& here cared a#out what is right...
Fou have no idea what ! have #een through and what ! have tried to do a#out the issues here in alifax..
"he pro#lem here is that +E E+D 7=:D;...
"here is no right here at allA so how can &ou sa& ! am doing it wrong.. "here is no groupsA organiIations or an&thing else #ut
me doing an&thing a#out tr&ing to ma%e things #etter for disa#led people..
! do not %now where &ou live #ut it surl& is not here..
! am denied ever&thing...no pu#lic transitA to health careA now no one will repair m& wheelchairA ! have #een left helpless not
#ecause of m& actions and effortsA #ut #ecause this place is horri#le and full of evil uncaring people..
!f it were not soA ! would have no need to #e doing what ! am doing. ow ! do it ma%es no difference.. +E E+D 7=:D;
and things are .ust getting worse for ever&one including the a#le #odied #ecause +E one 7ares....
"he more ! tr& to get .ustice the more the corrupt insiders attac% me...Fou need to wa%e up...
:epl&
SurviventheOnslaught
"he wa& ! see it is some disa#led people have enough famil& support and the fact societ& screws them doesn@t #other them
#ecause ever&thing gets ta%en care of through famil&.
"hen &ou have the rest of the disa#led population that@s alone to fend for themselves and it gets ver& overwhelming and
frustrating #ecause &ou spend all &our time tr&ing to do things li%e get on a #us or go in a store which should #e a non
issue..
$r. 9ol% hit the nail on the head that no one that doesn@t use a chair cares a#out the #ullshit wheelchair users go through.
"he person has three choices.........fight with ever&thing and ever&#od&A sta& home or adapt as #est the& can and deal with it.
Dventuall& &ou will run out of energ& tr&ing to change people that have no desire to change #ecause it doesnt affect them or
theirs.
!ts an unfair s&stem and alwa&s will #eA although its some #etter than 00 &rs ago. 8er& slow in across the grid change.
:epl&
Fol7#hotographer
L;urviventheEnslaught Bood comment. <ut threatening to harm a disa#led person in a wheelchair for protesting the
in.ustices is a crime.. e threatened to do me harm.
! told the 1olice ! have it on video and the 1olice did not care...
?e have laws to protect house pets #ut no laws to protect the disa#led...the disa#led are treated worse then animals..