Emergency Roadside Assistance for Wheelchair UsersBy Quest, Vol. 16, No. 3
Publication Date: July-September 2009
Article features ADA Nationwide Roadside Assistance, a membership-based emergency assistance service for people with disabilities. The travel club works with more than 47,000 towing and road service providers around the U.S. to offer tow service for adapted vehicles and accessible transit service for stranded drivers. The services offered include: (1) emergency lift service, dispatching a service technician to assist with minor repairs or device override when a vehicle’s lift ramp does not work; (2) wheelchair battery service, providing battery replacement, repair, or charging; (3) fuel delivery, providing enough fuel to get to a service station for a vehicle that has run out of gas; (4) gas station service assistance; and (5) the ADA Personal Assistant Hotline, an around-the-clock toll-free number offering emergency travel and medical assistance as well as concierge services such as prescription deliveries. Members are covered whether riding in their own vehicle or someone else’s. More information can be found at http://www.americandriversalliance.com.
Published by: Muscular Dystrophy Association (Website:http://www.mdausa.org)
Link to text: http://www.mda.org/publications/Quest/q163assistance.html#