What is the benefit to purchasing a wheelchair that complies with WC19?

Purchase and use of WC19-compliant wheelchairs will greatly enhance the ease and ability to secure the wheelchair in a motor vehicle using a four-point, strap-type tiedown system. More importantly, it will reduce the risk of injury to both the wheelchair user and other vehicle occupants in the event of a frontal crash. Although WC19 does not specifically address wheelchair crash performance for rear or side impacts, or for vehicle rollovers, use of a WC19 wheelchair is expected to significantly reduce injury risk for these crash modes as well.