Sunday, August 24, 2008

Scooter Ban?

It is not discrimination; rather, it is protecting us. Or so they say . .

A partial ban on scooters and electric wheelchairs on the Metro system in the UK is currently in place due to four incidents where a scooter driver crashed or fell on the tracks.

However, as a spokesperson for the MS Society pointed out, drinking riders have caused many problems on the Metro including falling on the tracks, and no ban against riding drunk is being considered. It sounds like blatant disability discrimination to them!

A complete ban is being considered, and the decision is to be announced Tuesday.


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1 comment:

James said...

A partial ban on scooters and electric wheelchairs on the Metro system in the UK is currently in place due to four incidents where a scooter driver crashed or fell on the tracks. However, as a spokesperson for the MS Society pointed out, drinking riders have caused many problems on the Metro including falling on the tracks, and no ban against riding drunk is being considered. It sounds like blatant disability discrimination to them! A complete ban is being considered, and the decision is to be announced Tuesday.