Estes Slade, Member, NBDC - I live in close proximity to Interstate 85, in Greenville, South Carolina. Because of location I am in walking distance to shops and restaurants, most of which I can reach from my motorized wheelchair. Traveling via motorized wheelchair affords me the convenience of not having to transfer from car to manual chair.
Unfortunately there is one, possibly deadly, drawback to this convenience: distracted drivers operating silent hybrid, or electric, vehicles.
I knew that traffic was light on weekends so during an errand run in August of 2016 I thought the trip would be quick and easy. The Bi-lo supermarket is less than a mile from my apartment. Typicall...read more