Category: Disability Legal Action

Bus driver still not asking pushchair users to shift…

The basis of the Firstbus case was that the bus company must do more than get their drivers to just ask pushchair users to vacate the wheelchair space. All sides agreed from the very start that the bus driver must at least ask the non-disabled person(s) occupying the wheelchair space to make way for a…

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Prosecute Bus Drivers for Refusing Wheelchair Users – it’s a Criminal Offence

Bus drivers refusing to allow wheelchair users onto buses where the wheelchair space is either unoccupied or occupied by people who can readily and reasonably move are committing a crime. They should be prosecuted, given a £500 fine and 3 penalty points. Then they should have the consequences for their employment consequent to being convicted…

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“Fairness”, wheelchairs and buggies, and First Come First Served

Some people argue that wheelchair users expecting pushchair users to vacate the wheelchair space are expecting special treatment, not equality, and being unreasonable. They advocate “first come first served” as fair. The answer is that yes, we are expecting special treatment, and we’re not ashamed of that. We need special treatment to have any chance…

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