No change yet for Isle of Man mobility scooter bus ban, says minister

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Isle of Man infrastructure minister, Tim Baker, has refused to commit to repealing the island’s ban on mobility scooters on its bus services.

Baker appeared on the island’s radio station and national public service broadcaster, Manx Radio.

During his appearance, he called the issue of taking mobility scooters on the Isle of Man’s public bus services “a complicated area”.

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He also refused to commit to allowing mobility scooters on the island’s buses until the safety of such a move had been assessed.

He said: “This is a complicated area. I am committed to the department addressing it and coming forward with some proposals.

However, he continued: “But I’m not going to make commitments until I fully know the implications of those commitments and what effect it has on the safety of passenger transport on the island and the operation of the bus and coach service.”

The issue first appeared in the news back in January when an amputee was refused use of the bus service due to his mobility scooter.

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