From: Doug Paulley [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 15 February 2017 20:31
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Wheelchair spaces on buses - Parliamentary Petition:
My Dad's Parliamentary petition for priority use of the wheelchair space has just been published. If you or others agree and feel able to, it would be great if you wouldn't mind signing it and passing it on to other people who may wish to. Thank you!
The petition is here:
"Use Buses Bill to make it mandatory for wheelchair space be vacated for a user
"The Supreme Court judgment requires bus drivers do more to make non-disabled people move from the wheelchair space if needed by a disabled person, but many people still refuse. This prevents disabled people from travelling. Bus drivers are in an invidious position.
"Disabled people's organisations and charities are disappointed that the judgment does not give disabled people the absolute right to the wheelchair space. Disabled people campaigned and took action for decades for this space. It was not meant to be "dual use". Some non-disabled people refuse to leave it, preventing disabled people from travelling.
"Mumsnet state that disabled people should have priority use of the space, with separate provision for buggies. The Buses Bill could implement this."
I hope you don't mind this mass email - I promise that I shall only send this one, and whilst it is great if you sign the petition, I will not be offended at all if you don't agree or don't feel able to do so.
All the best,
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