Brakes on the wheelchair and accessories for brakes make it possible to lock a wheelchair when stationary and to reduce the speed when driving.
Parking brakes are part of the necessary equipment of wheelchairs. Travel brakes such as drum brakes are used, for example, instead of manual braking via the handrims. Special one-hand brakes allow both wheelchair tires to be braked with one hand. Brake lever extensions can be helpful when arm strength is reduced. Brakes for accompanying persons are operated by them via the push handles.