A "Hall of Shame" to expose cars parked illegally
in disability or mobility parking spaces.
I stopped at the supermarket yesterday. The car parked beside mine was occupied by an elderly woman, who looked frail enough that a mild breeze might break her. She was sitting in the passenger seat. There was a parking permit prominently displayed. There was also a younger woman, in her 30's loading what looked like a month's worth of groceries in the trunk of the car. I thought: "That doesn't seem right".
Yes, the car was displaying a valid mobility parking permit (hence I didn't take a photo). And it is not possible to tell whether someone needs a mobility parking space just by looking at them (hence my impression might be completely wrong). But this situation happens often enough that even if this particular person was entitled to the parking permit displayed, it is important to mention this practice here.
The fact is, just about every week I come across something like that. Someone goes to the shop, and brings grand-mother or grand-father. They are left in the car while the other people go shopping. It makes me feel like they keep "gramps" around because of the usefulness of the parking permit.
If the passenger with a disability remains in the car, the passenger does not need the disability parking space. Simple. It is illegal to use someone else's disability parking permit. This is what it amounts to!
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Comment by: Webmaster
The taxi company was contacted and their general manager is going to look into it. He said: "If you have any additional information on the date and time of this incident I would welcome the receipt of that so we can identify the driver concerned at the time and address the matter with them directly.
Comment by: Webmaster
I may not buy more in one go, but I guarantee you I spend as much, if not more, than the average punter does in a week.
Comment by: Dirk
By that i mean they have few issues pushing around large food carts.
You aren't as sneaky as you think you are #caughtya