Bus driver praised for kicking all his passengers off because no one would make room for wheelchair user

‘Everyone might need a wheelchair one day’

Harriet Agerholm
Thursday 01 November 2018 18:39
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Bus driver praised for kicking all his passengers off because no one would make room for wheelchair user

A bus driver in France has been praised for asking all the passengers to leave the vehicle after they failed to make room for a man in a wheelchair.

François Le Berre, who has multiple sclerosis, was waiting to get on the bus from 17th arrondissement in Paris, but none of those on board would move.

The driver then stood up and said: ”Terminating! Everybody off!”, according to a tweet describing the incident by a group called “Accessible Pour Tous” – or “Accessible for All”.

He told Mr Le Berre he could get on the bus, telling the other passengers: “Wait for the next one.”

The Twitter post has been shared more than 5,000 times and attracted more than 12,000 likes.

One Twitter user commented: “Bravo to the bus driver, but shame on the passengers.”

Mr Le Berre told Huffington Post : “No-one wanted to move despite the access ramp.

“When he saw that, the RATP driver quickly intervened. He got up and said, ‘everyone off’.

“Everyone did it, but some people did grumble a bit.”

Mr Le Berre said the driver told the passengers: “Everyone might need a wheelchair one day.”

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