Legislating Courtesy

The WA govt is considering making it law for young people (non full fare payers) to stand for older people on public transport.

What is the world coming to when we have to make a law for people to do what people ought to do?

I think its an idea fraught with difficulty and the time/money would be better spent developing a culture where age and maturity is respected. No easy task I know, but to legislate for people to be nice is to say ‘we have failed’.

And… FWIW In my experience I am yet to be on a train where younger people have not given older people a seat.

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