Blind bus passengers’ campaign

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A SOUTH Yorkshire woman is backing calls by the Royal National Institute of Blind People for people with sight problems to have better treatment on buses.

The RNIB is today launching a campaign to raise awareness of the issue, called Stop for me, Speak to me.

The campaign, supported by Sally Wilkinson, aged 50, of Herringthorpe, Rotherham, is calling on bus operators to remove the barriers blind and partially sighted people face when making a bus journey.

An RNIB survey of blind and partially sighted people revealed a number of barriers including buses pulling up away from the official bus stop caused them to often miss their bus or step into hazards such as bins and lampposts.

Sally said: “There needs to be more education for the drivers. I have heard stories from other people who have had bad experiences.”