Introduce an intercom for wheelchair users to communicate with bus drivers
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As a disabled wheelchair user I am never face to face with the driver as I board and exit a London bus. I get on using the ramp in the middle of the bus and this makes it difficult to communicate in advance with the driver where I want to get off.
When I use the disabled request button for the ramp, sometimes the driver opens the door but does not extend the ramp. It can be hard for the drivers to distinguish between the ramp request bell and the standard stop request bell as they are often pushed all at once and sound very similar.
I feel that introducing an intercom system for wheelchair users to communicate with bus drivers would solve these problems and mean that I and other disabled people don't have to continue missing our stop and shouting down the bus. Please support this petition calling on the Mayor of London and Transport for London to bring in this improvement to accessibility on London's buses.
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