29 July 2006

And the real reason I'm annoyed is that

Use of public transport is exempt from the DDA, so although the bloke was acting like a twat, he is legally entitled to discriminate against me as much as he likes, at least until 2020.

That sucks arse.

I have written a letter. I think I may have morphed into Hyacinth Bucket.

7 Comments:

Blogger James Medhurst said...

This is not quite true. Trains and buses are not required to be physically accessible until 2020 but the DDA already applies to public transport in all other respects. So anyone who acts like a twat is certainly behaving illegally.

Not that you are going to sue, of course, but I just thought I'd point it out.

10:34 pm  
Blogger Katie said...

To be honest, I think we should all start suing. People'll only take the DDA seriously when it costs them money.

Thing is, if the train doesn't have to be physically accessible, then I don't have to sit down on it, so they don't have to facilitate me doing so, so jobsworth twat can continue to be, well, a twat.

1:31 am  
Blogger James Medhurst said...

If you can actually get on the train, they have to start making reasonable adjustments from that point onwards. Go on. Sue. I dare you!

8:46 pm  
Blogger Katie said...

Blimey. So they could remove all threat of future legal actions by making their trains less accessible so none of us could get on them in the first place?

That's brilliant.

1:54 am  
Blogger marmiteboy said...

I once wrote to London Transport about offensive signage (Please give up your seat to a handicapped person!!!) and lack of access. I got the usual excuses about the signage, apparently a new sign with the correct terminology had fallen down. Strange then that I have seen loads of the same signs since. They also told me that 60% of their stations will be accessible by 2016 which is good.

I bet they don't do the other 40% in the other 4 years. (He said sceptically).

9:32 am  
Blogger marmiteboy said...

I once wrote to London Transport about offensive signage (Please give up your seat to a handicapped person!!!) and lack of access. I got the usual excuses about the signage, apparently a new sign with the correct terminology had fallen down. Strange then that I have seen loads of the same signs since. They also told me that 60% of their stations will be accessible by 2016 which is good.

I bet they don't do the other 40% in the other 4 years. (He said sceptically).

9:32 am  
Blogger Sean said...

Couple of weeks ago one of friend at aquabot too go for a similar drive in New Jersey..and also complaint to the city transport but all in vain.. Marmityboy is right that the correct terminology had fallen down and are turning deaf ears...

11:21 am  

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