November is National Disability Rights Awareness Month. GO GEORGE proudly joins the campaign to remind the public of how they could make life easier for people with disabilities.
All GO GEORGE buses and facilities have been designed to be accessibly to passengers with special needs, but we kindly call upon co-passengers to assist such people when they notice the need.
GO GEORGE bus drivers who don’t get up to assist special needs passengers are by no means disrespectful or unhelpful. They are not allowed to leave their seats when the bus is in service, and should also be available to sell and validate bus tickets.
So, if you see someone in a wheelchair having difficulty to board the bus via the electronic ramp or hoist, please lend a hand and see that they are safely buckled in before you take a seat. The same goes for any passengers who have difficulty walking or who are using other kinds of walking devices, or who are for instance pushing a baby stroller while also carrying shopping bags.
Showing kindness and respect towards fellow passengers makes the bus ride an enjoyable and uplifting experience for all.
Let’s do it!