For those of you who don’t position their chairs correctly when getting on a bus, here is an object lesson in what can happen.
Today I was coming back from Caernarfon on a Number 5 bus, when some idiot driving too fast caused the bus driver to brake suddenly. He lost control and swerved into Tal-y-Bont bridge. The bus was a right off, the driver was lucky to get away uninjured. Fortunatly, I always make sure I position my wheelchair with the back against the bulkhead. This certainly saved me being thrown about the inside of the bus and meant I left completely uninjured!
I have to mention the Driver, Danny, he was able to minimize the impact by some good driving and was instantly concerned for the passengers even though he had narrowly avoided serious injury himself.
So, make sure you position your wheelchair properly when you get on a bus, you never know!