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NMEDA highlights safety with new listing

December 20, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

TAMPA, Fla. - The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association has published an online listing of vehicle conversions that it has reviewed for compliance with applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.The listing, available at www.nmeda.com/SafetyReviewedVehicles, helps the association's dealer members and their customers feel confident about their wheelchair accessible vehicles, says Danny Langfield, CEO of NMEDA.“The idea is, let's give manufacturers the opportunity to prove they...

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NMEDA: Check list for wheelchair accessible vehicles

October 24, 2019HME News Staff

TAMPA, Fla. - The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association has launched an online resource designed to help people with disabilities and their caregivers make informed choices when shopping for wheelchair accessible vehicles. The resource, found at www.nmeda.org/SafetyReviewedVehicles, is a listing of vehicle conversions that have been reviewed for compliance to applicable Motor Vehicle Federal Safety Standards by NMEDA's Compliance Review Program engineers. “NMEDA is delighted to be...

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Mobility

NMEDA plays waiting game for standards

August 23, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

TAMPA, Fla. - The Veterans Mobility Safety Act, a law requiring Veterans Affairs to establish quality and safety standards for adaptive equipment and vehicles, is still “tied up” at the agency, says Danny Langfield, CEO of the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association.Per the act, signed into law in 2016, the VA had one year to establish the standards.“They're past due, which is discouraging, because the law has no effect until it's implemented,” said Langfield. “But...

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NMEDA responds to opponents

June 7, 2016HME News Staff

TAMPA, Fla. - A bill that seeks to standardize how lifts are provided to veterans has been “misinterpreted” by its opponents, according to the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association.One of the main concerns with the bill outlined in a recent letter to lawmakers: that H.R. 3471 “needs a more robust conflict-of-interest provision related to the use of a third-party certification organization for the new safety standards.”“Nowhere in the bill is an organization...

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