Adult means 18

Citizens of the UK are charged so called "adult" fares on public transport all over the country from the age of 16 and upwards.

This seems wholly unjustified; 16 and 17 year olds are denied the right to vote, purchase alcohol and tobacco and even have a lower minimum wage rate than over 18s, and are still forced to pay adult fare on public transport.

Many 16 and 17 year olds depend on public transport heavily, and unlike other age groups, nearly all of them are on low income jobs or unemployed and simply cannot afford the exorbitant price of full fares.

There is something fundamentally wrong with this. Adult should mean 18. Sign this petition if you believe that nobody under the age of 18 should have to pay the same as an adult for public transport in the UK.

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Created By

Richard Mayne

Created On

Sunday 14 August 2011

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