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Letters I’m over 65, but I don’t need a discounted bus fare

Bus fare discounts for senior citizens should be taken and used

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 31 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1702
  1. Anthony A Laverty, research fellow
  1. Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London, London W6 8RP, UK
  1. a.laverty{at}

As a 32 year old full bus fare payer, I am heartened to read Clarfield’s concern over whether benefits for his generation are dooming the rest of us.1 But he need not give himself such a hard time, and I hope that data from the English free bus pass scheme for older people offer him some comfort.

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