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Denial of wheelchair space

Darking Community member Posts: 7 Listener
As a wheelchair user I have had problems with buggy owners refusing to fold buggy and hold the baby. I've been left sitting in the rain because the person won't fold the buggy because "my babies asleep".

Babies are woken for lots of reasons but people have fought for the space clearly described as the wheelchair area. Bus drivers have the responsibility to make them clear the space but are afraid of angry mums.

I 've seen buggies loaded with groceries and person holding the baby asleep in their arm. Occasionally someone will debus with the buggy to make the space available but it's rare. I know people are normally good and decent so what changes them on the bus?


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