Recently the transport ministry decided to establish a sign that indicates priority space for baby-carriage users on public transportation as part of childcare support services. This is supposed to make it easier for baby-carriage users to use public transportation. I don’t think it will. I don’t think the government needs to set up such a system.
We already give up our seats to elderly people; we should do the same for baby-carriage users. When it’s not easy for a mother to steady her baby carriage while holding her baby, she should get a priority seat. As we give up our seats to any person who has difficulty standing, a little consideration by other public transportation users will settle this problem.
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