NCT welcomes mobility scooters

Nottingham City Transport (NCT) has signed up to CPT’s voluntary code, which means it is now welcoming mobility scooters with permits on board all its buses. In particular, it is allowing ‘class 2’ scooters on board, which have an upper speed limit of 4mph and are designed to be used on pavements.

NCT Marketing Manager, Anthony Carver-Smith, said, ‘Ensuring our buses are accessible to people with disabilities is vitally important to us, which is why we’re so far ahead of the wheelchair accessible legal deadline, we’ve added audio “next stop” announcements to help blind or partially sighted passengers, and our drivers receive disability awareness training as standard. This is an excellent, inclusive code of practice which clarifies the situation for both our drivers and our passengers, and we’re very proud to be part of the scheme.’

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