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post #31 of 48
This is how it worked here in Colorado. Mom was able to get a "permanent" license for handicapped parking, which had to be renewed every 4 years. She had the choice of getting the designation on one set of license plates, which would mean that when Dad or I was driving our cars with her we wouldn't be able to park in the handicapped parking. The same would go with a sticker, it would be permanently adhereed to one designated vehicle. With the hanging designation from the rear view mirror, it can be transferred to another car when the person who needs the handicapped designation is riding with someone else.

It may seem like this is a minor thing, until you are directly affected by lazy idiots who don't think it's a big deal to illegally park in those spaces...
post #32 of 48
People who abuse these spots burn me up. One day they may need to use the spot legitimately and then someone like them will be in it.

The nicest thing happened to me yesterday. I was on a crowded bus with a ton of young people and no one was giving up their seat to me (I am a big 9 month preggers person and look preggers) A deaf man in his 50's got up to give me a seat. That really helped me out.
post #33 of 48
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Originally Posted by ash_bct
All the major shopping centers, and downtown, ect, have "Mommy Spots", they are for Expecting Mom's and Mom's whose kids are under 1 year old. You get the permits from our city hall, you need a doctors note saying that you are pregnant or a birth certificate, and the ctiy gives you a sticker and placard for your window

Parking in these spots illegally is the same fine.. $500
I think that's a terrific idea!
post #34 of 48
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Originally Posted by RarePuss
people are too sensitive these days. The guy was in the car, if a handicapped person drives by, i'm sure he'd pull out of the spot.
Eh, I don't know that I'd be so sure about that. Anyway, why should someone who is legally entitled to the spot have to pull up and...what? Beep their horn at the guy to get him to pull out? I don't think someone should have to do that. If it's a parking lot, they probably wouldn't have been able to pull up alongside of the guy to talk into his window (if they could, it would mean another spot was free, so it'd be immaterial...). The point is--ya ain't supposed to be in the spot, so don't put your car in the spot, whether you're sitting in the car or not. Listen, people sit in their double parked cars on two-way streets, but do they drive off or pull in when you're trying to get around them without pulling into oncoming traffic? Not so much. They're just sitting there so they can drive off if a cop comes to give them a ticket.
post #35 of 48
Oh yes, I saw someone do this just the other day! Made me mad, too.

We (my mom and I, I don't drive myself) do sometimes park in the pregnancy/child spots. Neither of us agrees with those (not to start a debate or anything, sorry), so we don't observe them. I know, bad. I'm sure one of these days we'll get in trouble.
post #36 of 48
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Originally Posted by Juniper
Oh yes, I saw someone do this just the other day! Made me mad, too.

We (my mom and I, I don't drive myself) do sometimes park in the pregnancy/child spots. Neither of us agrees with those (not to start a debate or anything, sorry), so we don't observe them. I know, bad.
As a pregnant person, I don't tend to use them, if I am well enough to go shopping I am well enough to walk. Personally is my back is sore, I stay home. I think they should make more handicapped spots instead.
post #37 of 48
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Originally Posted by adymarie
As a pregnant person, I don't tend to use them, if I am well enough to go shopping I am well enough to walk. Personally is my back is sore, I stay home. I think they should make more handicapped spots instead.
That's a really great attitude, very cool!
post #38 of 48
PEOPLE ARE SO LAZY!!!!!!!! What is this world coming to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #39 of 48
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Originally Posted by Mom of Franz
Yes, a lot of handicapped spots are hijacked by well people, but keep in mind not all handicaps are visable. In many states, not sure if it's nation-wide, you need a handicapped decal on your car to park there.
I didn't finish reading this thread but I wanted to agree with you. Not all handicaps are visable. I have a form of arthritis that at times can be visible but not all the time. I could be having an arthritis flare but when I get too a location, let's just say the mall, I am visibly fine. But after walking or standing for a long period of time I may need that close space because the flare has gotten worse. I do have a decal for my car.

I always feel like people are watching/judging me beacasue I look young and I know my handicap is not always visible. But I also know that there are people that will abuse the priveledge of having a decal.

Just remember to think twice before you judge whether or not someone is abusing their priveledge or not.

btw...I think that number to call to report people is a very good thing. I wish they would get something like that here.
post #40 of 48
The people around here are pretty respectful of the hanicap spots. One grocery store I shop at also has expectant mothers (what about dads!!) and senior citizen spots-they store is ALWAY BUSY!!!
On a lighter note they need parking sports for people who run errands on their lunch hours (and separate check out lane too!!)
post #41 of 48
I don't think it's being sensitive to be ticked off about non-handicapped in these spots either. I've been handicapped and when you really need the spot some idiot is parked in it. Right now I take the first space I find now matter how far away it is. Usually I am in severe pain by the time I leave a store, but I figure if I can walk around the darned store I can darn well walk to and from a parking spot.
post #42 of 48
Thread Starter 
It all comes down to people respecting others, and the law, no matter what. People who lack respect for others really get on my nerves.
post #43 of 48
I got yelled at for taking my Grandma (who has a legitimate handicap sticker) shopping. Some old man saw the sticker, us in the parking spot, and me get out of the car (driver's seat) first. He said "You don't look very handicap to me!" My Grandma was then getting out and said "Well, I am! Not that it's any of your business!" That shut him up.

berylayn is right....things aren't always what they seem.

post #44 of 48
I don't think its about whether a person "looks" handicapped or not, I will never judge the actual person getting out of the vehicles in those spots, its the cars with NO sticker, nothing in the window, ect.
Here if you have been deemed handicapped by a doctor, you get these things no matter what, so my only thing is if you don't have them, you are not handicapped.
Remember I am only going by what is done in my city~
post #45 of 48
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Originally Posted by RarePuss
people are too sensitive these days. The guy was in the car, if a handicapped person drives by, i'm sure he'd pull out of the spot.
...Just wanted to say, that sometimes people CAN look very handicapped and STILL, not ONE person will ask if they need help. We had a tire blow-out on the interstate and my DH was sitting outside our van in full view, waiting on AAA to come to our assistance, for quite awhile. Not ONE person pulled over to ask if he needed help OR did anyone call the State Highway Patrol, for the time we were sitting there. Nobody knew we were waiting for help and (the worst part is) NOBODY cared....
I know the poster's post above is regarding parking in parking lots, but if people will not stop, or even call for help, when a person is sitting in a wheelchair at the side of the road, would they even THINK to move their cars for a handicap person, if that person needed the spot? --AND, why SHOULD a handicap person HAVE to sit and wait, while that other person puttzes around, getting themselves out of an illegal parking spot????
post #46 of 48
In NJ there are Placards that are to be put on your dashboard, Handicapped License Plates and hanging Placards to hang on your rear-view mirrow.

I posess a hanging Placard. I had a cervical and spinal fusion so it's hard for anyone to look at me and see what my handicap is. When I get out of the car there are times my pain does not show and boy do I get looks from people. When my pain is not so bad, I park elsewhere.

My point is, you never know about that person parking there, because my Mom is also handicapped and if I drive her around and people see me get out of the driver's side they automatically think I should be the handicapped one, which is not true.

And IF someone were to ever question ME!!!!!.......I'd simply say: "Unless you're a cop, mind your own business!!!!!"
post #47 of 48
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Originally Posted by ccoccocats
In NJ there are Placards that are to be put on your dashboard, Handicapped License Plates and hanging Placards to hang on your rear-view mirrow.

I posess a hanging Placard. I had a cervical and spinal fusion so it's hard for anyone to look at me and see what my handicap is. When I get out of the car there are times my pain does not show and boy do I get looks from people. When my pain is not so bad, I park elsewhere.

My point is, you never know about that person parking there, because my Mom is also handicapped and if I drive her around and people see me get out of the driver's side they automatically think I should be the handicapped one, which is not true.

And IF someone were to ever question ME!!!!!.......I'd simply say: "Unless you're a cop, mind your own business!!!!!"
The problem is people who park hadnicap and DON'T have a rear view mirror tag or the correct plate. People have every right to question those people. And the private citizen can question those people and can turn them in.
post #48 of 48
Exactly. Its wether or not theres the hanger off the rearview mirror. Not how the person looks. And if for some reason you feel that particular health problem shouldn't deserve handicap parking, write to your legislator, but leave the driver alone, provided he's got the sign.

I shall confess, though that whenever I see someone without a visible handicap yet having a handicap parking hanger off the mirror, my idle curiosity puts me in the thoughts along the lines of "Gosh, what handicap could he have? He looks so young and agile... poor guy."
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