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Law Designed to Keep Wheelchair-Bound Passengers Safe

Governor Christie signed legislation into law on Friday.

Passengers confined to wheelchairs may be a little safer due to legislation signed into law Friday by Governor Chris Christie.

The law requires private entities that transport passengers in wheelchairs to use a four-point system that reduces the movement of the wheelchair and passenger while the vehicle moves.

Providers must use four restraints to use restraints to secure the wheelchair to the vehicle floor and a lap and shoulder belt. Floor anchors must be installed on vehicle floors.

State Assemblymen Scott Rumana and David Russo and Sen. Kevin O’Toole sponsored the legislation.

Rumana, Russo, and O’Toole represent Wayne and the rest of the 40th Legislative District.

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