South Korean transport authorities have come up with a way to help pregnant ladies on their subway system. They have designed a new device for people to know when a pregnant lady gets on to the train so that they can give up their seat for them. The concept is that there is a special button which lights up when a pregnant women is near by. This is because pregnant ladies are given badges which have a chip inside that connects to the special buttons on the trains by sensors installed on the trains.
This will then prompt the person sitting in the designated seat to get up and let a pregnant women sit down when the light flashes. A pregnant women has to be 2m within a priority seat in order for the light to flash. The South Korean transport authorities thought that this idea could also help any mothers who are expecting but don’t quite show it yet. Some women in their early stages of pregnancy may not show that the are pregnant which could mean that they may have to stand for the whole of their journey.
This seems to have worked well so far in South Korea but would it work in other destinations around the world. Whether or not it would work here in London is unknown. A pregnant lady needing a seat on any London transport has been controversial at times especially when it comes to the underground. Many believe that pregnant ladies should be offered a seat whereas some believe that if they are not in need of it and can stand don’t necessarily need one.
Many believe that pregnant ladies should be offered a seat whereas some believe that if they are not in need of it and can stand don’t necessarily need one. I think that it would be interesting to see how this would work in the UK especially in London as there is a divide between the subject among the Londoners.