28 Jul '11, 5am

Prams and strollers take up precious space in crowded trains and pose a safety hazard, says our reader.

MOTHERS using larger and bulkier prams and strollers should not inconvenience other commuters in buses and trains ('Prams, strollers must be folded on buses for safety' by SBS Transit, July 16; and 'Big pram users' by Mr Michael Coleman, last Thursday). Such prams and strollers not only take up precious space in crowded buses and trains, but also pose a safety hazard, especially during peak hours. Mothers who use large prams and strollers should make their trips during off-peak hours, so they can travel safely and comfortably. I have used public transport abroad, and such prams and strollers have to be folded for safety reasons on buses in Britain, Canada and the United States, although some leeway is given on trains. Bus drivers and transport staff in these countries take safety seriously, and I commend local bus drivers for taking a firm stand in making passengers fold t...

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