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Opinions on Wheelchair travel

Discussion in 'SMB' started by foolzy, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. Attempted to get on the no 20 Go North East bus today in wheelchair.

    Already a buggie in wheelchair space but plenty of seats on rest of bus. Driver said space already taken. I said, wheelchair have priority ,that's the law. He said it's not, I said yes it is.

    Went round like this for a few minutes and he said I can't hoy off a buggie user for you I explained I don't want them off the bus but to fold up buggie so I could get on. He made half arsed attempt to ask him to move buggie a little, lad refused.

    I told him to just go. Researched it online and wheelchair does indeed have priority and the next bus I got had a big bloody sticker next to wheelchair space saying that

    Wheelchair spaces on buses must be a priority, court rules | Equality and Human Rights Commission
  2. Lambchops

    Lambchops Striker

    Where there blame there's a claim
  3. MackneyHackem

    MackneyHackem Midfield

    The lad refused to shift to let you on?

  4. Ha, aye, I'd rather they just trained their employees properly though

    Yep, driver couldn't give a shiney shite either
    KarenDent and Lambchops like this.
  5. MackneyHackem

    MackneyHackem Midfield

    Sounds terrible mate.

    Surprised nobody intervened.
  6. Lambchops

    Lambchops Striker

    Jobsworths who think they know it all unfortunately mate, unfortunately you got a knacker

    Very rare I use public transport these days but I did get asked if the bairn wouldnt mind standing so a woman's dog could have the seat so it wouldn't be scared and piss on the bus a few weeks back :lol:
    foolzy likes this.
  7. DurhamRifleman

    DurhamRifleman Central Defender

    Not one of the "sue em for all they've got" brigade but this needs addressing.
    As for the arsehole who wouldn't shift his buggy, twat needs a fucking good clip.
    Rant over!
  8. James

    James Striker

    The bloke must be a complete arsehole not to move the pram a bit.
  9. This so needs one of them alternative thread thingies mind

    ‘Some arrogant fucker in a wheelchair abused my child’

    Edit : that sounds noncey which wasn’t the intention
  10. I wadnt stand for it
    ( I bet others wanted to say that)
    Why do we have these rules if companies and people don’t follow them? They are there because people are selfish and thick
  11. bigmarlon

    bigmarlon Midfield

    Bloody immigrants. Coming over here nicking our wheelchair spaces.

  12. Exactly how selfish
  13. Marty Moose

    Marty Moose Striker

    No excuse for the driver not to know the crack with regards to who has priority like, and also no excuse why he didn't insist on shifting the knobhead with the buggy. If i were you I'd be lodging a complaint
  14. Bob Fleming

    Bob Fleming Striker

    Needs reporting mate and Go need to tell you what their course of action is going to be to ensure this doesn't happen to you or anyone else on their buses. Any bus with a space needs to have this notice prominently next to the space.

    When I lived in Sydney I was one route with a couple of regular wheelchair travellers and the same rule applied there. There was always the odd problem.
    James, Draig and foolzy like this.
  15. Report the driver to the bus company and say you hold them responsible for the driver not knowing the law.

    OOOSH YEAH Midfield

    Get the fucker reported and what a tit the lad with the buggy was. Selfish arsehole.
    KarenDent and look out piano like this.
  17. Marty Moose

    Marty Moose Striker

    I can picture him now. Hand down the front of his tapout tracksuit bottoms, juggling his scrotum.
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  18. I've tweeted them, tbey said they are sorry and will raise it with the depot.
  19. niceonemarra

    niceonemarra Winger

    bus drivers are very pissed off people these days and its only going to get worse, not that I use buses I just heard it on the grapevine
  20. I can understand it if it was a pram with a very young baby in it, but a kid in a pushchair can sit on their dads lap and the buggy can be folded to allow wheelchair access certainly @foolzy, sounds like the bus was filled with utter selfish arseholes.

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