LETTER OF THE DAY:Â Charges for bus pass journeys would stop some OAPs travelling
As an OAP, I had to reply to your reader Kev May (Free bus travel is a privilege, not a right, August 14) about bus passes. Â
Although 50p is not a lot, he fails to mention that some journeys require two buses.
I assume 50p is charged per journey so using two buses would require paying Â£1.
For example, say Chichester '“ two buses from where I live, then from Havant Bus Station to Chichester, two buses.
Return journey, another Â£1, so Â£2 in all.
Being on a low income, OAPs like myself would not be able to use the buses so often.
Also, collecting 50p would cause delays.
A change of law is required '“ a better idea would be to charge either Â£5 or Â£10 when you renew your pass, like the disabled rail card, which you have to pay every time you renew it.
I worked for 47 years paying taxes etc and I advise Kev '“ you have a go at being an OAP.
He has missed out quite a few facts.
I hope he is rich.
Don't say that OAPs moan '“ get your facts right.
Barncroft Way, Havant