Disabled feel unsafe riding in Perth taxis, call for Uber’s wheelchair accessibility option | Community Newspaper Group

JAMES Davies says he risks his safety every time he books a taxi to leave the house.

The 25-year-old Mt Claremont resident was born premature at 26 weeks with spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy, uses an electric wheelchair and requires around-the-clock care.

Mr Davies, a disability client services officer, relies on wheelchair-accessible maxi-taxis for independent transport, which he said were unreliable and often unsafe.

“I can’t just call and count on a well-trained driver showing up at my door,” he said.

Curated by (Lifekludger)
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