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Stop the EU restricting travel for disabled people

Submitted on Thursday 1st September 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: irrelevant (see below for details)

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Stop the EU restricting travel for disabled people

Additional Information

In 2013 new EU regulations will come into force requiring all disabled people to give at least 36 hours notice of intention to travel on public transport (buses). See the following press release: http://www.alliedmobility.com/disability_news/news.cfm/disabled-vehicles-transport-rights-eu.

UK regulations already require drivers of accessible buses to operate the ramp and otherwise assist disabled passengers. There is no requirement for disabled passengers to give any advance notice. It is likely that many bus companies will simply refuse access to anyone who has not booked 36 hours ahead.

This petition seeks to persuade the Government to ensure that disabled people are not treated less favourably than we are now and to explain how the new regulations will be implemented.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

Removed at request of petitioner.

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