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Advice for taxi drivers

New Taxi Guidance

Campaigning at a European level to improve taxi travel for disabled people has resulted in an accessibility checklist produced by the European Disability Forum(EDF) and the International Road Transport Union(IRU).

In addition to information on physical access, the taxi access checklist talks alot about drivers attitudes and the importance for their passengers that drivers don't assume they know the customers needs, but always ask them what assistance they would like. Staff attitudes is a key issue that Action for Access campaigners have told us makes a huge difference in how accessible a service is.

The EDF and the IRU are lobbying the European Parliament to include taxis in the upcoming White Paper on the future of the EU Transport Policy in the period 2010-2020.

Follow this link to the European Disability Forum for more information on the campaign.

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