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    Buses and Wheelchairs

    An explanation of the wheelchair vs buggy argument for anyone who's interested:

    http://disabilityunited.co.uk/2017/0...ride-well-yes/

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    Mums with pushchairs are nuisance, some pushchairs are quite large (twin buggies) etc & walk on the bus full of arrogance. A lot of today's generation only consider themselves unfortunately.

    Another point I would like to make is reserved seating for disabled people on buses too. Usually occupied with a bone idle physically fit person withe their shopping bag / rucksack etc on the seat as well.
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    Yes, I agree; people can be incredibly selfish. It seems this type of person always occupies the seats closest to the door so they have less distance to walk.

    Although I'm a wheelchair user, I'm still quite a generous person and would not expect a mum with toddlers to take the baby out of the buggy to make room for me - I could always take the next bus. If she only has the one child in a buggy though, I don't think it's unreasonable to expect her (or him) to do so. The buggy can be folded - I can't.

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    Sky excellent thread - agree wholeheartedly with all that you've said here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky View Post
    Yes, I agree; people can be incredibly selfish. It seems this type of person always occupies the seats closest to the door so they have less distance to walk.

    Although I'm a wheelchair user, I'm still quite a generous person and would not expect a mum with toddlers to take the baby out of the buggy to make room for me - I could always take the next bus. If she only has the one child in a buggy though, I don't think it's unreasonable to expect her (or him) to do so. The buggy can be folded - I can't.
    Sky, I like your personality. Impressive! Wish all thought the way you take things of face life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcarol View Post
    Sky, I like your personality. Impressive! Wish all thought the way you take things of face life.
    Thank you; very nice of you to say so.

    I do have a nicer side and consider myself quite altruistic the majority of the time. Of course there is a darker side, where I just want to pull out a gun and shoot bad-mannered and selfish people on the spot.

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    Thanks Rasy. I've only recently started using buses with a wheelchair and so far my experiences have been positive.

    That is until yesterday, when an impatient and grumpy driver decided to pull away again (instead of putting down the ramp) as I was trying to get off.

    If it hadn't been for another passenger shouting at him, it could have been nasty for me and my Assistance Dog, let alone the other passengers around me.

    He didn't even apologise.

    I have emailed his employer.

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    Goodness Sky that must have been aweful. Grrrr would have made my blood boil!
    Maybe we should start wearing cctv on ourselves or even just a cctv sticker so people think they are being filmed.
    I have had taxis refuse to take me even though the taxi has a clear disabled symbol and a ramp.
    Either they don't stop or driver has a "medical refusal entitlement card"
    RUBBISH!!!! Homemade "can't be bothered to get out the ramp card" more like!

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    Yes, nice to be invisible isn't it?

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    Hello Sky , that is Lovely of You that You would not take the disabled space if a mum was there with Her children and baby in the buggy and even wait for the next bus . I wish there were more like You in our world .

    Just thought I'd say that

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