Parents with children using public transport to or from school may be interested in signing a petition currently available on the Kent County Council website. The title is "Extend the Kent Freedom pass to 16-20 year olds" and the summary reads s follows:
We the undersigned petition the council to extend the Freedom pass to 16-20 year olds because the current 11-16 pass works well and the bus companies as well as families benefit.
Teens in Kent should not be treated any differently in terms of bus travel. There are a limited number of part time jobs available for students in Kent. Therefore making it extremely difficult for students in Kent to pay for their bus travel. It is becoming increasingly difficult to pay as the bus fares continue to rise and driving is not a choice as insurance for teenagers is at an extortionate price and that's all before the price of petrol! etc.
On reaching 12000 signatures a full council debate will be held (if this figure is not reached there will be a response to the petition posted on this site).
The ePetition runs from 08/04/2011 to 07/07/2011.
To read or sign the petition, click here.