30 Jun '12, 1am

Giving up seats on public transport to those who need it more should be a law, a reader says

I refer to Ms Pearline Cher's response "Yes, do away with 'reserved' seat" (June 29) on doing away with "reserved" seats in trains. She probably said it out of frustration, having not been given the priority seats when she was pregnant. I am a senior citizen but I am healthy and do not need the priority seats as much as she did. At times, however, I still desire to be accorded this privilege out of respect and social grace from our younger people. I do not understand why Singapore, which aspires to be a First World nation, is grappling with a basic issue in transportation when the solution is already implemented in many other countries. When I was in San Francisco recently, I noticed that every bus or train coach carried a notice above the seats near the doors stating that federal law requires those seats to be given up to senior citizens or disabled persons. This includes...

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