Four In Five Disabled People Feel Anxious About Using Public Transport, Says Study



By Cathy Adams in The Independent.


Four in five disabled people have felt anxious about using public transport, according to a wide-ranging new study about disability and travel, while three in five have felt scared.

Research from equality charity Scope shows that the majority of disabled people face problems when using public transport, with many left feeling anxious and frightened about travel.

In a nationwide survey of more than 2,000 adults, Scope found that 80 per cent of disabled people felt stressed, 79 per cent felt anxious and 56 per cent felt scared using or planning journeys on public transport.


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