New Home Office figures have revealed a rise in the number of cases of hate crime with offences against disabled people amongst the biggest increases.
Some attackers are choosing public transport to carry out their abuse and today campaigners fighting the abuse chose Bristol bus station to try to educate the public on a growing problem.
Timothy Rogers has struggled with learning disabilities all his life.
For over a year he struggled with teenagers who thought that was reason enough to abuse him.
The 38-year-old took alternative bus routes to try to avoid his tormentors who, he says, left him feeling scared to leave his home and unsure where to turn.
But others want Timothy and other victims to stand up against disability and all hate crime.
George Carpenter is a bus driver who says he sees discrimination on a regular basis.
On-board posters remind passengers of their behaviour while CCTV cameras look to provide proof for prosecutions.
Bus companies say they have never been better equipped to protect their vulnerable passengers.
Mr Rogers says despite changes from the bus companies it is still down to everyone to get rid of hate crime.