New submission - Small Passenger Services Sector Review Loading Comments…
June 1, 2016
The Office of the Ombudsman expressed concern that the review did not give enough attention to issues of safety and disability (issues that are central to fitness and purpose), and focussed too heavily on accommodating and potentially aligning current taxi services with recently arrived and largely unregulated services, such as Uber.
The Office of the Ombudsman is deeply concerned that following the review the Minister has announced the deregulation of braille signage in taxis and the need for drivers to have local area knowledge. This will have a significant adverse impact on the ability of disabled people to safely use taxis with any degree of certainty of reaching their destination. All submissions can be found at: http://www.transport.govt.nz/land/small-passenger-services-review/submissions/.
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