Do you or your parents park in disabled/handicapped spaces?

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February 5th, 2006 at 06:32am
I am disabled and I find it really offending when people park in Disabled spaces just out of laziness. Or do you use the lift/elevator because you cant be arsed to use the stairs?

I think people forget that there are people who wished they could use the stairs.

In America it is illegal to park in handicapped parking spaces but in the U.K its not.

What are your views on this?
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February 5th, 2006 at 06:44am
i thought it was illegal in the UK but you got a point
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February 5th, 2006 at 06:45am
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i thought it was illegal in the UK but you got a point
No, unfortunatly it's not.
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February 5th, 2006 at 06:48am
im gunna start a petition saying they should make it illegal
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February 5th, 2006 at 06:50am
I hate ppl like that. I once yelled at this guy who was parking at a disabled space. First I was very polite and asked him why he parked there but when he said "because it's the closest parking lot to the centre" I yelled at him.
I don't know any disable persons but I hate it when ppl do that. They have no respect for anyone.

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February 5th, 2006 at 06:52am
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I hate ppl like that. I once yelled at this guy who was parking at a disabled space. First I was very polite and asked him why he parked there but when he said "because it's the closest parking lot to the centre" I yelled at him.
I don't know any disable persons but I hate it when ppl do that. They have no respect for anyone.

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February 5th, 2006 at 06:53am
My Mum doesn't do it out of principle (Yeah, she used to work with Disabled people once). My Dad doesn't do it either. But If there were no other parking spots, I'd do it. Obviously not if there were other spots, but sometimes there aren't. Needs must, really...
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February 5th, 2006 at 06:58am
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My Mum doesn't do it out of principle (Yeah, she used to work with Disabled people once). My Dad doesn't do it either. But If there were no other parking spots, I'd do it. Obviously not if there were other spots, but sometimes there aren't. Needs must, really...

You shouldn't do it AT ALL.

reasons:

1.U could park down the road and walk.
2.There are people who need them more than you.
3.You can get a ticket.
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February 5th, 2006 at 07:08am
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Bloodraine:
My Mum doesn't do it out of principle (Yeah, she used to work with Disabled people once). My Dad doesn't do it either. But If there were no other parking spots, I'd do it. Obviously not if there were other spots, but sometimes there aren't. Needs must, really...

You shouldn't do it AT ALL.

reasons:

1.U could park down the road and walk.
2.There are people who need them more than you.
3.You can get a ticket.

Roadside parking is not an option in my town...Not only is that not available in most places, but unless you want your car windows putting through and your hubcaps being 'borrowed' you'll not do it in my area.

The disabled parking spots are often all empty.

Ticket? eh?? I don't know what you're on about.
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February 5th, 2006 at 07:40am
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Bloodraine:
My Mum doesn't do it out of principle (Yeah, she used to work with Disabled people once). My Dad doesn't do it either. But If there were no other parking spots, I'd do it. Obviously not if there were other spots, but sometimes there aren't. Needs must, really...

You shouldn't do it AT ALL.

reasons:

1.U could park down the road and walk.
2.There are people who need them more than you.
3.You can get a ticket.

Roadside parking is not an option in my town...Not only is that not available in most places, but unless you want your car windows putting through and your hubcaps being 'borrowed' you'll not do it in my area.

The disabled parking spots are often all empty.

Ticket? eh?? I don't know what you're on about.

Basically, u can get a fine if u dont have a disabled badge.
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February 5th, 2006 at 07:43am
The thing is, that doesn't deter many people. If it did, you would have no need to post this.
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February 5th, 2006 at 09:42am
Freakish-Delight:
I am disabled and I find it really offending when people park in Disabled spaces just out of laziness. Or do you use the lift/elevator because you cant be arsed to use the stairs?

I think people forget that there are people who wished they could use the stairs.

In America it is illegal to park in handicapped parking spaces but in the U.K its not.

What are your views on this?


if you shop at tescos and they notice you parking in a disabled space they will ask you to move.
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February 5th, 2006 at 11:12am
Well we kinda have to park in disabled spots because I actually am disabled but I know my dad did park in a disabled spot at christmas when there was nowhere else to go Confused
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February 5th, 2006 at 11:14am
i have 2 kids that are disabled they have ADHD and OCD and we are entitled to park in them but i think that if they can walk then we dont have to take up a parking space for a person who needs it more.
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February 5th, 2006 at 11:15am
Wait a minute...I get DLA from the state, does that mean I count as Disabled?
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February 5th, 2006 at 11:16am
tre_cool_is_god:
i have 2 kids that are disabled they have ADHD and OCD and we are entitled to park in them but i think that if they can walk then we dont have to take up a parking space for a person who needs it more.


[offtopic] I didn't know ADHD and OCD were classed as disabilities. Wow, you learn something new everyday. [/offtopic]
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February 5th, 2006 at 11:17am
Bloodraine:
Wait a minute...I get DLA from the state, does that mean I count as Disabled?


it might mean that you can qualifie for a disabled badge yes, you have to speak with your local council about how to apply oh yeah and it alos depends on what lvl of DLA you get. And what you get it for.
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February 5th, 2006 at 11:19am
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Bloodraine:
Wait a minute...I get DLA from the state, does that mean I count as Disabled?


it might mean that you can qualifie for a disabled badge yes, you have to speak with your local council about how to apply oh yeah and it alos depends on what lvl of DLA you get. And what you get it for.

Nah, I only get a tiny amount for something really minor. But thanks for clearing it up anyway.
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February 5th, 2006 at 11:22am
Nine_Inch_Nails:
tre_cool_is_god:
i have 2 kids that are disabled they have ADHD and OCD and we are entitled to park in them but i think that if they can walk then we dont have to take up a parking space for a person who needs it more.


[offtopic] I didn't know ADHD and OCD were classed as disabilities. Wow, you learn something new everyday. [/offtopic]


they are when the people whi have them will need extra help then normal people and if the child with ADHD is a danger to himself and people around him then it is classed has a disabiltie
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February 5th, 2006 at 11:24am
Bloodraine:
tre_cool_is_god:
Bloodraine:
Wait a minute...I get DLA from the state, does that mean I count as Disabled?


it might mean that you can qualifie for a disabled badge yes, you have to speak with your local council about how to apply oh yeah and it alos depends on what lvl of DLA you get. And what you get it for.

Nah, I only get a tiny amount for something really minor. But thanks for clearing it up anyway.


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