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D409-16 - Motor vehicles for the transportation of persons with physical disabilities
Safe transportation is a critical element of full community participation for persons with physical disabilities. Transportation vehicles must be designed to provide optimal safety and security for passengers with a range of physical disabilities. This fourth edition of CSA D409 is intended to provide guidance on design and safety of motor vehicles - excluding passenger cars, transit vehicles and intercity motor coaches - operated for, or on behalf of, any person, club, agency, or organization that provides a transportation service for persons with physical disabilities.
First published in 1984, this latest edition has several critical updates and changes including the exclusion of school buses - as they are covered in CSA D250 School Buses- and the elimination of basic manufacturing requirements and modified weight ranges. In addition, CSA D409 makes reference to several motor vehicle safety regulations (MBSR) contained in federal regulations.