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My local shopping centre has a multi-story car park, as many do.  Up until recently, they had a decent selection of disabled spaces on every level, right near the lifts.  Very convenient for anyone who was disabled.  However, whoever owns the car park decided it'd be a good idea to add some parent and child spaces.

Fair enough, a lot people shop there with their kids.  Unfortunately, some moron didn't want to lose 'normal' spaces, so instead, we've ended up with a sign over the disabled spaces proclaiming them 'Disabled and Parent and Child Spaces'.  They've combined the two!

there is never a free disabled space...

For starters, having kids with you is not akin to being disabled.  Granted, it's difficult, but it's not the same thing at all.  And secondly, there seems to be a lot of selfish parents in our area, because now, there is never a free disabled space, and almost all the cars parked there do not have blue badges.

Disabled parking spaces My brother is an amputee.  He NEEDS those disabled spaces.  He needs the gap to manoeuvre his wheelchair, and as there aren't adequate walkways in the car park, he needs to be close to the elevators, or he's at risk.  He has been hit by a car before, in that very same car park.

Why can't they separate the spaces?  Are they that desperate to squeeze in as many spaces as possible, that they can't just designate a few on each level for people with kids?  And what's the problem with these parents?  Sure, kids in a car park can be a real hassle, but you're sharing with disabled folks.  And maybe, just maybe, they deserve the space a little more than you.

By: BlueFrog


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chooki

chooki

Who is sufficiently disabled , ?? a very good question , I know someone that had a stroke years ago ; since then he's been living the life of a country gent , on benefits,dug out a beautiful pond in his garden , put up a conservatory , drives around in a vintage car , and has a top of the range car , but can walk in and out the shops in town , no bother ,
chooki
12th Sep 13 19:53

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Who is really sufficiently  disabled?

Who is really sufficiently disabled?

Half the lame are not really sufficiently lame. most of them don't really qualify for their parking ticket Stop thinking that all cripples are in wheelchairs. Most of them could do a fulltime job and not require special parking privileges.
Who is really sufficiently disabled?
5th Sep 13 12:56

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boblet

boblet

Don't take the bait P.U.P he/she/? is just a twerp fishing all alone from a darkened room.
boblet
23rd Aug 13 21:31

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Fed up Pedestrian

Fed up Pedestrian

To the anon three posts down. Having a physical disability doesn't mean someone is intellectually impaired.
Fed up Pedestrian
23rd Aug 13 18:52

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Anon

Anon

I assume you are a bit inadequate anon but do not let it worry you. Your feelings of low esteem will come & go it is normal (For you). Try not to be jealous of (Allegedly) disabled people in big sleek modern cars. They just know an Asian doctor who has the whole family & a few friends on it.
Anon
23rd Aug 13 12:44

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Anon

Anon

I have nothing against the disabled, in fact I have had friends in the past who were (allegedly) disabled. The thing I worry about is them driving cars in the first place. If they are, as they claim, lacking in one or more of their faculties, then how can they be safe behind the wheel of a modern, sleek and powerful motor car? Modern cars are quite high-tech so how can these people be expected to understand the controls?
I say keep 'em in their damn scooter contraptions, which are also a menace but thats another gripe!
Anon
23rd Aug 13 12:15

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NELL

NELL

PS , I DON'T HAVE A CAR , I HAVE TO DEPEND ON MY FAMILY TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE NOW AND THEN
NELL
10th Aug 13 15:55

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NELL

NELL

YOU CAN'T ALWAYS TELL IF A PERSON IS DISABLED , IT ISN'T ALWAYS OBVIOUS. I LOOK HALE AND HEARTY .BUT HAVE PROBLEMS WALKING MORE THAN A FEW FEET , I CAN'T WALK ROUND THE SHOPS , OR GO ANYWHERE UNDER MY OWN STEAM
NELL
10th Aug 13 15:54

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anom

anom

Its to good that motibility and spaces for disabled,there does not need to be any more spaces for dusabled,they should be given no motability that pays for a car,they should all have to use a bus,why should they get a new vehicle payed for ,it doesnt look like theres anything wrong with em to me,if they are able to drive theyre not ill enough to have mobility given.perhaps a payment towards a relative or friend moving them, should be able to park up right in the shopping centre though,
anom
2nd Dec 12 18:24

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Man from Venus

Man from Venus

Not enough disabled spaces? What you talking 'bout? Park on yellow lines and double yellow lines and display your blue badge. Wossa prob man?
Man from Venus
8th Jun 12 00:11

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Lizwiz

Lizwiz

I think some people need to try living with both legs amputated having lost them defending people who don,t appreciate it, and as for badger, he is a troll AKA waste of space.
Lizwiz
29th May 12 16:53

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Holger Badstub

Holger Badstub

I'm am actually brilliant. That, folks, is the truth.
Holger Badstub
6th Feb 12 18:09

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boblet

boblet

Pedestrian Pat when you see them running to their car or carrying heavy parcels or the person for whom the badge is issued is not being carried in the car. Traffic wardens & the Police ignore this offence, this causes friction between the disabled driver & able bodied drivers which is unfortunatle, I am just an Englishman fighting for my rights.
boblet
1st Jan 11 20:43

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boblet

boblet

It seems I must add a few words all I wanted to ask was "what planet are you from Ho Hum?" but it was not accepted I am not sure why.
boblet
1st Jan 11 20:30

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boblet

boblet

As a disabled driver I would advise all disabled drivers to take a trip to Bradford for the reason of perspective, This England of ours fobids me to describe the situation there, where even the taxi drivers have blue badges
boblet
1st Jan 11 20:25

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