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Consumer Watch: Taxis deny disabled – National – NZ Herald News

I understand why the cab companies do this, but they should be able to bend the rules for an emergency.

Consumer Watch: Taxis deny disabled - National - NZ Herald NewsBooking a last-minute taxi is impossible for Aucklanders confined to wheelchairs, a Herald on Sunday survey has revealed. And when they do get a taxi, they are charged extra.

The newspaper was contacted by mum-of-four Rachel Peterson, who has muscular dystrophy. She discovered how hard it was to get a taxi when she was pregnant and using an electric wheelchair. “They charge double and you have to book 24 hours in advance. What do you do if your baby is sick?

via Consumer Watch: Taxis deny disabled – National – NZ Herald News.