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To: Transport Secretary

National Rules and Legislations for Taxi Companies Regarding Access for Guide Dogs and their Owners

To have the national legislation and procedures in place outlining what the responsibilities are for any taxi firm towards guide dogs and their owners, and for appropriate penalties to be put in place.

Why is this important?

At the moment there is no set national legislation for rights and responsibilities for taxi companies towards guide dogs and their owners. This is currently dealt with on a regional level and not a national one. Nationally, there are no penalties in place to deter these companies, or their drivers from refusing guide dogs with their owners. Our aim is to impose penalties on drivers and the companies that they work for if they refuse anybody with a guide dog.

Refusing guide dogs and their owners by taxi companies leaves individuals in a precarious and vulnerable position, especially if they are out at night.

This needs to be stopped.


2018-02-16 21:02:26 +0000

50 signatures reached

2017-02-24 09:26:13 +0000

25 signatures reached

2017-02-23 20:13:11 +0000

10 signatures reached