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Motor Vehicle Transport; Positioning Belts - Pride Jet 2 Owner's Manual

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Motor Vehicle Transport

Currently, there are no standards approved for tie-down systems in a moving vehicle of any type to transport a
person while seated in a power chair.
Transfers
Transferring onto and off of your power chair requires a good sense of balance. Always have an attendant or
healthcare professional present while learning to properly transfer yourself.
To eliminate the possibility of injury, Pride recommends that you or a trained attendant perform the following tasks
before attempting a transfer:
n Turn the power off. See VIII. “Operation.”
n Ensure your power chair is not in freewheel mode. See IV. “Your Jet 2.”
n Turn both caster wheels toward the transfer destination to improve power chair stability during transfer.
n Make sure both armrests are flipped up or removed from your power chair.
n Flip the footrest up, or move the leg rests aside; this will help to keep your feet from getting caught on the
footrest or the leg rests during the transfer.
n Reduce the distance between your power chair and the object you are transferring onto.
WARNING! Before transferring, position yourself as far back as possible in the power chair seat to
prevent the power chair from tipping forward during transfer and causing injury.
WARNING! Avoid using your armrests for weight bearing purposes. Such use may cause the power
chair to tip and cause personal injury.
WARNING! Avoid putting all of your weight on the footrest. Such use may cause the power chair to
tip and cause personal injury.

Positioning Belts

Your authorized Pride provider, therapist(s), and other healthcare professionals are responsible for determining
your requirement for a positioning belt in order to operate your power chair safely.
WARNING! If you require a positioning belt to safely operate your power chair, make sure it is
fastened securely. Serious personal injury may result if you fall from the power chair.
WARNING! The positioning belt is not designed for use as a seat belt in a motor vehicle. Nor is your
Jazzy suitable for use as a seat in any vehicle. Anyone traveling in a vehicle should be properly
belted into seats approved by the vehicle manufacturer.
WARNING! Do not sit on your power chair while it is in a moving vehicle. Personal injury and/or
property damage may result.
WARNING! Always be sure your power chair and its batteries are properly secured when it is being
transported. Failure to do so may result in personal injury and/or damage to your power chair.
Jet 2/Rev F/Feb03
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