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“Please Offer me a Seat” Blue Badges in London

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Leyla Güvenç
Leyla Güvenç
01/09/2016
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Almost in every culture there is a beautiful tradition and respect in public transportations to offer a seat to the elderly people, the handicapped ones or pregnant ladies. Unfortunately, not every tradition passes over to each new generation with the same amount of respect.

London is now preparing to start a new trialing for people with hidden disabilities to ask for a seat on the Tube.

Using public transportation may be resulting in uncomfortable situations for the ones who do not have visible disability or do have an illness which cannot be seen from outside and feel week in finding a seat.

“Baby on Board” is used now for many years and surely stops the one or the other to make risky moves in traffic when seen. Now, London is trying to draw a likewise attention with the blue badges.

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The authorities talked about the “Please offer me a seat” badges to Mashable and said that: “We have received correspondence from many customers asking for a product like this, telling us they often struggle to get a seat, or when they do, customers make them feel uncomfortable.

We carried out research which confirmed people with hidden disabilities and conditions or those undergoing treatments, can find it difficult to get a seat when they need one – particularly if their need is not obvious.”

Cancer patient James McNaught tried to raise similar awareness when he carried a badge written with this phase “Cancer on board” earlier this year.

First of all, 1000 people are going to test if or if not these badges are going to be beneficial for the ones in need.

 

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