GUIDE DOGS LAUNCH FILM TO PROTEST ILLEGAL TAXI DRIVER DISCRIMINATION #ACCESSALLAREAS

Guide Dogs Launch Film To Protest Illegal Taxi Driver Discrimination #AccessAllAreas
Comments

GUIDE DOGS LAUNCH FILM TO PROTEST ILLEGAL TAXI DRIVER DISCRIMINATION #ACCESSALLAREAS



Written by Dont Panic
23 Monday 23rd May 2016

It's self-evident to say that simply going about everyday tasks is harder for the visually impaired. Guide dogs are a saving grace, performing tasks such as helping their owner avoid obstances, retrieving objects, even intelligent disobedience- refusing a command if it's risky. However, a common occurance is for taxi and minicab drivers to refuse a blind person's fare if they're with a guide dog; this is against the law, but according to research by Guide Dogs, penalties can be as low as £50 to £100. In court, drivers can have their license revoked or be fined up to £1000 (plus costs). 

Guide Dogs and Don't Panic London have teamed up to challenge this discrimination. Teach A Taxi Driver New Tricks is a funny new video showing a well-behaved dog personified in contrast to a driver's dirty cab, lousy excuses and unfair behaviour. It's an effective use of comedy that invites you imagine if you were in the situation.

In a couple of days time, 100 guide dog users will protest at Parliament against the unfair situation. Sign up here if you think blind people should have #accessallareas.

Don't Panic attempt to credit photographers and content owners wherever possible, however due to the sheer size and nature of the internet this is sometimes impractical or impossible. If you see any images on our site which you believe belong to yourself or another and we have incorrectly used it please let us know at panic@dontpaniconline.com and we will respond asap.



Comments