Royal Decree 537/2019, of September 20, which modifies Royal Decree 1544/2007, of November 23, which regulates the basic conditions of accessibility and non-discrimination for the access and use of modes of transport. transportation for people with disabilities

Exact name (in spanish): Real Decreto 537/2019, de 20 de septiembre, por el que se modifica el Real Decreto 1544/2007, de 23 de noviembre, por el que se regulan las condiciones básicas de accesibilidad y no discriminación para el acceso y utilización de los modos de transporte para personas con discapacidad

Current update: October 9, 2019

Approval date: October 9, 2019

Effective: Yes

Entity that promotes it: Ministry of the Presidency, Relations with the Courts and Equality

Issue: Transport


The use of wheelchairs with electric motors and scooters, as mobility support products, is increasingly common by people with disabilities or reduced mobility, at present, In fact, some of these seats are already used in the affected means of transport without any special difficulties having arisen. It is about giving nature to this contingency whenever possible.

Therefore, in accordance with the proposal of the Spanish Committee of Representatives of People with Disabilities, it is considered appropriate to allow access of these chairs to means of maritime and land transport when they do not exceed certain dimensions and whenever technically possible.

On the other hand, representatives of those affected by epilepsy and diabetes have proposed that assistance dogs for people with these ailments be admitted on public transport in the same way that dogs are admitted. of assistance to people with disabilities. The accompaniment of specially trained dogs to these people has proven to be especially effective in preventing attacks of these diseases, even saving lives.

Geographic scope of application: Spain

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