2 Person Scooter?

Evita_W

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The angle of the straps is very important for maintaining stability. Makes me nervous just thinking that the bus drivers don't know that? But you say that you've loaded larger ones before, so the straps must be set to accommodate for that then. I've seen an ECV tip on a bus. It's scary.
I have a friend that broke her hip because the scooter fell over because her scooter wasn't properly secured. This was at Disneyland on the Toy Story bus, which uses similar tie downs. This was using a regular scooter that was well within the size limitations. The bus driver simply wasn't concerned with tying it down properly. So I am with you that it is scary if bus drivers are not aware of this.
 

gap2368

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Feb 27, 2015
I have a friend that broke her hip because the scooter fell over because her scooter wasn't properly secured. This was at Disneyland on the Toy Story bus, which uses similar tie downs. This was using a regular scooter that was well within the size limitations. The bus driver simply wasn't concerned with tying it down properly. So I am with you that it is scary if bus drivers are not aware of this.
Some ECV with someone on them are just to top heavy it would not matter who it was tied down it would tip
 
  • Evita_W

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    Some ECV with someone on them are just to top heavy it would not matter who it was tied down it would tip
    That was not the case here, the ECV with the person was definitely not top heavy. It was indeed improperly secured (as verified by a transportation supervisor). Needless to say all bus drivers got massively retrained after that out here. Not sure if Disney World bus drivers also got the retraining, but I would hope so and I would hope they would be required to be retained every so often as a refresher on the correct way to tie down ECVs.
     

    bluecruiser

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    Jan 1, 2008
    Your center of gravity is high when sitting on a scooter. When on a bus I found myself holding on tight to the side rail in order to prevent both myself and the scooter tipping over when the bus took a tight curve. This is the case even when the scooter is properly tied down and you use the seat belt. It's safer to transfer to a seat rather than stay on an ECV on a moving bus.
     

    Evita_W

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    Your center of gravity is high when sitting on a scooter. When on a bus I found myself holding on tight to the side rail in order to prevent both myself and the scooter tipping over when the bus took a tight curve. This is the case even when the scooter is properly tied down and you use the seat belt. It's safer to transfer to a seat rather than stay on an ECV on a moving bus.
    While I agree with you, this person is unable to transfer, but again, even the transportation manager/supervisor admitted that the ECV was improperly secured. This is a fact that is not being disputed in any shape or form by Disney or Anaheim Resort Transit (the company that provides the shuttle service to the Toy Story lot for Disney) and points to the fact that the bus drivers may not have been properly trained on proper tie down procedures and the significance.
     


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