Disabled parking is in demand31 Jul 2012
Today I heard on the radio that the State Government of NSW is cracking down on who gets Disabled Parking Permits!!! I’m hoping it wasn’t just a dream! The news report said that the Disabled Parking Permits will only be for people in wheelchairs.
I think it is important to define what a disabled parking space is for and about. For me a disabled parking space is more about the size of the parking space – it needs to be 1 ½ times the size of a normal car parking space so that you can fully open your door so that the wheelchair can fit in for you to get onto. I don’t think it is about the location to the venue you are trying to get to providing the parking space is on a flat area and it is relatively easy to get to the location you want.
Maybe they should have a different lot of car parks for those that are ‘lazy and don’t like walking’. I wonder how many people would park in these spots?
Over the past couple of years I have wondered if people are getting these Disabled Parking Permits from cereal boxes as I see time and time again people parking in the spaces that don’t have to use a wheelchair and are walking around okay.
The news segment went on to say that it will be harder for amputees and other people with disabilities who can still walk to get the Disabled Parking Permit and I guess in most legitimate cases they should still get the permit.
What have been your experiences and view on disabled parking spaces?