Limited success, but nowhere near far enough as it still depends on the drivers judgement and the stance taken by the person blocking a wheelchair space.
There should also be more than 1 space allocated, for if it is a couple in wheelchairs no more than 1 could travel at 1 time, surely that would be an infringement of the rights of the couple to live and travel together.
A disabled man has won a Supreme Court case after a dispute with a woman with a buggy over wheelchair space on a bus.
It means bus drivers may have to do more to accommodate wheelchair users.
Wheelchair user Doug Paulley brought his case after he was told he could not get on a bus to Leeds in 2012, when a mother with a pushchair refused to move.
He had argued operator FirstGroup’s “requesting, not requiring” policy was discriminatory.
The court allowed the appeal, but to a limited extent.
It ruled that FirstGroup’s policy of requiring a driver to simply request a non-wheelchair user to vacate the space without taking any further steps was unjustified.
The company should consider some further steps to pressurise the non-wheelchair user to vacate the space, depending on the circumstances, it said.
BBC legal affairs correspondent Clive Coleman said the judgement falls short of making…
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