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Oh my God
As for the disabled customers themselves not all expect to get the service for the same money as able bodied. Some of them do recognise and appreciate the effort put in and tip well. Obviously they are going to get a taxi anytime they want one. The others will find it more difficult especially at busy times.
You are saying now that the ones that don't pay extra will have added difficulty on top of their disability. but the ones that pay a surcharge will get a taxi anytime they want.
The ones that will get the taxi are the ones that have been made to feel guilty and pay extra, you have managed to make them think they should pay more, the odd yawn and sigh works wonders then.
You do understand that disabled people have higher living cost than normal, they have a limited budget
Yes everyone's aware that a disability costs more money because you need help. And as such they pay for that help through buying assistance usually for things that cant do like maybe mow the grass or shop for groceries. So im not sure your point really other than you think that extra assistance they pay for should be free i guess. Well i figure let your taxes pay for it hey i know you could put them all in a home and take care of them right? Really people with disabilities want to be independent and thats why they pay for assistance. You are actingly like there children and need protection from the big bad world its actually insulting.
So not discriminating against a disabled person is discriminating against somebody else?
the way I see it is this taxi firm have taken the law into their own hands to get ahead of the competition it is also reported that this is a firm not just a single cabbie so rather than making cuts or organising his fleet of vehicles better he is just going to refuse to pick up disabled drivers putting the pressure on other firms or single self employed cabbies or maybee just leaving all wheel chair users in that area stranded
reply to post by ganjoa
What this boils down to is they don't want to obey the law, they have been caught overcharging and have said that if they are not allowed to carry on overcharging they will now not be picking up disabled people.
The want to decide what laws to obey, NO charges have been mads.
So if an able bodied person gets in their taxis, do a runner, I know it breaking the law but hey' if they dont obey the law regarding their passengers why should the passengers obey the law.
If disabled people are not protected under the law then why should taxis drivers be protected.
17. Section 36 imposes certain duties on drivers of “taxibuses” to provide assistance to
people in wheelchairs, to carry them in safety and not to charge extra for doing so.
Failure to abide by these duties could lead to prosecution through a Magistrates’ court
and a maximum fine of £1,000.
The law is the law.
If we can choose what laws we want to obey then Im all for that, just don't complain when I steal your taxi instead of hiring it to get from a to b
You do understand that disabled people have higher living cost than normal,
they have a limited budget
you cant charge gay people more in hotels because the sheets need extra cleaning
because of two stains instead of one.
Hey Big Yin
I drove in Scotland for years, you know if you are caught rejecting a fare because the person is black, disabled, catholic, gay etc the you can wave bye bye to your licence.
So the disabled people that pay more, do you offer them a refund if sitting in traffic and the meter is ticking over.