Wheelchair users in UK to be given enhanced rights for bus travel
Wheelchair users are to be given enhanced rights for bus travel, the government has announced, after a landmark supreme court judgment.
The transport minister, Nusrat Ghani, has promised to improve access to spaces on vehicles that are intended to be reserved for disabled passengers.
The decision follows the legal victory last year by the campaigner Doug Paulley in a ruling that said bus companies must do more to ensure wheelchair users are given priority spaces on buses.
The case revolved around Paulley’s attempt to board a FirstGroup bus from Wetherby to Leeds in February 2012. The wheelchair space was being used by a mother with a pushchair and a sleeping child. To read the full article click here