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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

How to plan your trip

Get to know Advance Information about the Aircraft

Travelers with disabilities must be given information regarding the facilities and services available to them. Such information includes:

Location of seats with movable aisle armrests and any seats which the carrier does not make available to an individual with a disability;

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Any limitations on the availability of storage facilities in the cabin or in the cargo bay for mobility aids;

Comparable services should be provided for hearing-impaired individuals, utilizing telecommunications devices for the deaf (TDDs), or text telephones (TTs).

The response time for answering such calls is the same as the response time available to the general public.

When Advance Notice Can Be Required

If the person with disability is planning to opt for the services given below; then carriers may require up to 48 hours advance notice and one hour advance check-in from a person.
  • Transportation for an electric wheelchair on an aircraft with fewer than 60 seats;

  • Accommodations for 10 or more passengers with disabilities who travel as a group;

  • Provision for the battery of a wheelchair, assistive device, on-board wheelchair;

  • person with disability
  • Medical oxygen for use on board the aircraft;

  • Carriage of an incubator;

  • Hook-up for a respirator to the aircraft's electrical supply;

When Attendants Can Be Required

A person traveling on a stretcher or in an incubator, mentally disabled, mobility impaired, hearing and severe vision impaired should be accompanied by an attendant.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Information for the Air Traveler with a Disability

Airconsumer DOT says that this guide tells you about the accommodations, facilities, and services that are now required for the travelers with disabilities. This guide consists of information such as:
  • Planning Your Trip

    • The New Traveling Environment

    • Getting Advance Information About the Aircraft

    • When Advance Notice Can Be Required

    • When Attendants Can Be Required

  • At The Airport

  • Getting On And Off The Plane

  • On The Plane

The New Traveling Environment

The air carrier access rules sweep aside many restrictions that formerly discriminated against passengers with disabilities:

A carrier should not refuse transportation to a passenger merely on the basis of disability.

They should not limit the number of individuals with disabilities on a particular flight.

All available trip information to other passengers also must be made available to disabled passengers.

Carriers must provide passage to an individual who has a disability.

Few exceptions are listed below:
The carrier may refuse transportation if the transporting person would be a violator of FAA safety rules or during the absence of devices which can be adapted to enplane the passenger.

Some new procedures for solving this dispute:
Carriers should contact CRO immediately to resolve disagreements between the carrier and passengers with disabilities.

Travelers who disagree with the carrier’s action can deal with the carrier’s CRO on spot.

If a carrier is refusing the transportation to any person, then he has to provide a written statement to that person within 10 calendar days, stating the basis for the refusal.

If the passenger is still not satisfied, he or she may pursue DOT enforcement action.

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Monday, July 04, 2011

Drunk Driving Is a Deadly Problem This Fourth of July

The goal is to educate people about the dangers and consequences of impaired driving. Research from NHTSA shows that for every 48 minutes at least one person is dying in United States because of the impaired-driving.

Buzzed Driving is drunk drivingOn this 4th of july it is the duty of Local Organization, along with other highway safety, community, health and law enforcement officials to remind everyone that

Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving and to designate a sober driver before the celebrations begin.

During the July 4th holiday, alcohol is a major factor in fatal crashes

  • Motor vehicle traffic crashes killed 410 people during 4th of July holiday period in 2009.

  • Of that number, 40 percent involved a driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 grams per deciliter or higher.

  • Alcohol-impaired-driving crashes killed 10,839 people in 2009, accounting for 32 percent of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.

  • Beware: the rate of alcohol impairment among drivers involved in fatal crashes in 2009 was four times higher at night than during the day.

Impaired Driving creates serious consequences

Skills for safe driving including judgment, concentration, comprehension, coordination, visual acuity and reaction time will be impaired because of the alcohol consumption.

Driving with a BAC of .08 or higher is illegal in every state. Still many people ignore the law.

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According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, more than 1.44 million people were arrested for DUIduring 2009.

Not only you are killing yourself or someone else, but the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest for driving while impaired can be really significant.

Remember: Buzzed Driving is drunk driving. Don’t drink and drive.
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