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Able bodied drivers who park in disabled bays at the supermarket

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A disabled parking space outside the front of a large Tesco supermarket.  Everyone knows exactly who is supposed to be allowed to park there and who should not park there.  So why do some people who clearly aren't disabled decide to use these parking spaces?  Do they think that this silly rule shouldn't really apply to them or something?

The car in the photo parked up in a disabled bay at a branch of Tesco near Eskbank in Midlothian.  The female driver who got out of the car was smartly dressed and didn't appear to have any problems getting to the store as she jumped out of her nice car and strutted off to the store entrance.  In fact she appeared to be as fit as a fiddle and the car didn't appear to have one of those blue disabled badges that cars are supposed to have on display when using disabled parking spaces.

Able bodied drivers who park in disabled spaces at the supermarket This is typical of the kind of selfish behaviour that seems to be becoming acceptable these days.  More and more people put themselves first and disregard the needs of others.  For example the drivers who see a queue of traffic and carry on up the outside lane so that they can push in at the front.  Me first!  I'm more important than you.

No doubt this woman couldn't be bothered to park further away.  Too lazy to look around for an alternative when those big spaces at the front of the store were up for grabs.  In this case there were plenty of spaces for disabled drivers, but what would she have done if there was only one left?  I'd be willing to bet she would have just parked there anyway.


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LancashireLass

LancashireLass

Maybe the bone idle Get needs the extra space to manoevre it's fat arse from the car to the front door of the shop, bless!!!!!! What they should be doing is stop being so same lazy, park further away and walk to and from car, your never know Every Little Helps and may just assist then in loosing some excess pounds

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LancashireLass
5th Sep 17 12:09

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Charmbrights

Charmbrights

Just maybe, the owner of that car needs a wide parking slot because of their driving (in)ability?
Charmbrights
17th Jan 17 06:01

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ahforfoulkessake

ahforfoulkessake

I was just going to say what about someone who has a mobility problem but is not registered disabled.
I know a guy who drives and see him in a company van, he cleans various public toilets near my area and he needs a hip replacement soon as he cant go on much longer without it.
If he were to park in the disabled bays in the supermarket doing his shopping he would probably get a ticket yet he may be more in need to use it than someone who borrows their relatives car who may have the blue badge. They are the ones you need to crack down on.
ahforfoulkessake
9th Nov 16 12:11

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Charmbrights

Charmbrights

Even worse is a family I know who use disabled bays with the elderly parent's blue badge when only one of the kids is in the vehicle.
Charmbrights
5th Nov 16 12:11

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kate

kate

There are dozens of invisible illnesses my partner frequently gets abuse for parking in disabled slots with his van , he does have a blue badge and walks very badly . every time people just see the van . But if theres no blue badge on the dash just report it to security
kate
1st Nov 16 06:11

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J.G.

J.G.

These people need to be told that "Ignorance and stupidity are not disabilities"
J.G.
1st Nov 16 10:11

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Yale man

Yale man

Silly arrogant person leaving a car parked in a disabled bay but not being disabled themselves, just what the angry yobs that are around these days are looking for. I'm sure these upper class drivers can afford keying repairs!!!!
Yale man
31st Oct 16 04:10

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