Disabled Chelmsford woman ‘upset and disgusted’ as mums refuse to give up seat on bus | DisabledGo News and Blog


A disabled woman was brought to tears after being told she could not board a bus as there were already two women with pushchairs on board. Nicki Price, 37, from Springfield, is confined to a wheelchair due to her cerebral palsy and uses public transport to get around, but says she is regularly treated like a “second class citizen”. She was waiting for a bus outside the Tesco on Springfield Road on Tuesday (February 7) so she could pick her six-year-old daughter up from Perryfields School, but was shocked to find that two women already on the bus with pushchairs would not budge for her. “When the bus pulled up and I saw that the disabled space was taken up by pushchairs, I explained to the driver that I needed to get on this bus so I could get my daughter from school,” she said. “He told me he didn’t think that they were going to move, and that they were on the school run too, but I don’t think it would have been asking much to get them to fold up their pushchairs. “Eventually he asked

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One thought on “Disabled Chelmsford woman ‘upset and disgusted’ as mums refuse to give up seat on bus | DisabledGo News and Blog

  1. The space on the bus is a priority space for wheelchair users and should always be vacated when required for someone in a wheelchair. A person in a wheelchair cannot fold up their wheelchair but mums with pushchairs can.

    Bus drivers need to take on board the person in a wheelchair takes priority.

    It is my contention that buses should have more than 1 priority space and these spaces should be at the front of the bus immediately behind the door entrance/exit.

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