BELOW IS THE LINK TO OUR REVISED ASOTIN CO. PTBA RIDERS RIGHTS AND RULES OF CONDUCT:
The number one goal of Asotin County PTBA is to safely transport people to their destination. To help us meet this goal, the following guidelines have been set:
Scooters: Three-wheeled scooters present a major safety risk when being transported because of their propensity to tip. This is due to the size and center of gravity of a scooter with a passenger seated on it. It is unsafe to transport a passenger while seated on the scooter. The safest way to transport an individual who uses a scooter is to transfer to a seat in the vehicle. The scooter then can be secured without fear of passenger injury from tipping over. It is unsafe to remain seated on a scooter while the vehicle is in motion. Due to safety concerns, Asotin County PTBA strongly recommends no rider be transported while seated on his or her scooter.
Seatbelts: All Asotin County PTBA drivers and Paratransit passengers are required to fasten their safety belts before the vehicle moves. The driver will assure that usable seat belts are available for all passengers and that everyone is properly belted in before the vehicle moves. Asotin County PTBA will not be held responsible for injuries occurring as a result of passengers unfastening their seatbelts after the driver assured they were fastened.
Portable Assistive Devices: There is a variety of different types of assistive devices used by those with mobility impairments. When the rider has been seated and buckled in, the driver must assure that devices such as canes, walkers, braces, etc. are safely stowed where they will not present a tripping hazard. The driver will return the assistive device to the rider prior to making any attempt to assist the rider in leaving the vehicle.
Lifts: Lifts are designed to board passengers who use wheelchairs. However, we recognize some ambulatory riders may need to use the lift to enter and exit the vehicle. Whether using steps or the lift, the driver will provide assistance to assure safe entering /exiting of the vehicle.