This petition was submitted by Maggie Macleod, having collected 23 signatures.
Text of the Petition
I am at a loss to understand why, two years of appealing to the people who have the power to solve problems has thus far failed to solve what is a minor adjustment needed to enable me, a 77 year old female with mobility difficulty due to arthritis of both hips/knees, to travel via the community car. Two cars purchased for the very purpose of (elderly and disabled) which I have need lacks grab handles to enable the front seat passenger to clamour onboard. My File of contacts include the car manufacturer who was quite prepared to post grab handles, a Cardiff firm also were prepared to do the fitting (surely Swansea has equal experts!)
I therefore call on the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to ensure that vehicles used by community transport schemes are fitted with grab handles as a minimum.
I was and am prepared to cover the cost of fitting - the estimate being £200. So make this appeal in one last endeavour to enable me visit the doctors' surgery, main need and to have some social contact. At present my contact is via the internet for shopping etc. If commercial taxis, by law, have to have grab handles, then a similar criteria should apply to community cars.
Assembly Constituency and Region
· South Wales West
Business type: Petition
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
Status: For consideration
First published: 08/02/2016
Decision due: Meeting Date by Petitions Committee - Fourth Assembly
Decision due: Meeting Date by Petitions Committee