Develop more efficient vehicles:
A solution to this safety issue would be to develop more efficient vehicles that meet the current regulatory standards, but which offer more safety when it comes to picking up and dropping off wheelchair users. Taxis are already making safety improvements by installing new car safety features on their newer cars. Newer vehicles also offer better turn-by-turn navigation options, larger passenger capacity, and more advance passenger safety options such as automatic seatbelts and airbags. All of these additions help make it much safer for wheelchair bound individuals to safely get from point A to point B.
To meet this end taxi regulators in cities such as San Francisco, Toronto, and Vancouver have implemented strict regulations regarding the size of drivers' cabins, number of passengers, and required insurance coverage. These efforts to maintain a level playing field in the taxi market have led to some remarkable developments. For example, Toronto launched the Presto card system, which provides disabled citizens with access to taxi cabs through the purchase of prepaid cards. San Francisco's proposed ordinance proposal would allow taxi companies to apply for permits that would allow them to increase the number of wheelchair accessible vans that they offer.