Lack of Curb Ramps Threatens Safety
If you had the chance to save a life (or two) and save thousands of dollars in the process, would you do it?
What if I told you dozens of small towns and cities across the United States are and have been facing the rising problem of inaccessible curbsides for those disabled. Would you believe me?
I would hope so.
Epidemic of Accidents at Curbs on Streets
For example, back in June of 2013 in a suburb just minutes outside of Cincinnati, a man in his electric wheelchair walking his dog was struck by a cab, and the force pushed him into a nearby parked vehicle. He died a couple weeks later due to his injuries.
In March of 2012, a man in a wheelchair was hit by a passing car as he attempted to cross the street where the curb was beveled to street level.
As more and more people are gaining more independence with the use of less expensive wheelchairs and portable ramps, small towns and cities alike must realize the need for a ramp specifically designed with curbs in mind.
Based north of Chicago, Handi-Ramp has designed, manufactured and tested curb ramps. Made of aluminum, the ramp is powder coated yellow for safety and complies with Section 4.7.6 of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and will enable building owners and municipalities to install the ramp without having to schedule a contractor. The ramp comes with foldable side wings to more easily mount and de-mount the ramp.
To learn more about how the curb ramp can benefit you, please call our customer service department at 800-876-RAMP (7267).
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