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As a former publicly elected official with a wheelchair bound neighbor, my understanding of what someone driving a wheelchair van goes through are greater than most that have held office. Local officials have much to deal with but do not take matters like this lightly. ADA compliance is a huge issue in local government. When a parking lot is being laid out and is brought before a planning (...) View more
Comments: 0 Washington Post looking to talk to folks in DC-MD-VA region about handicapped parking permit abuse09/21/10Added by:
I'm a writer for the Washington Post looking to talk to folks in our region about handicapped parking permit abuse. If you have encountered abuse, please contact me at 202 334 5465 or shina AT washpost.com
Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
I spoke with some official in the city nearest where I live about the handicap parking problem. They was very supportive. He gave me his name and a non-emergency number to call if I saw an abuse. I did and it was a police dispatcher. He did not say so but I could hear in the sound of his voice that I was an idiot to think he was going to dispatch a policeman on a handicap parking violation. He (...) View more
Laguna Niguel, CA
I also have issue with people (abusers) who park in the HC space, even when there is a closer parking space for them to park in. There are only a couple of spaces here where I live that are closer to me than the HC spot and I always park in one of those when they are rarely available. For me, the shortest distance I have to walk, the better, not that I HAVE to park in that spot. In our apartment (...) View more
Fast guestion if I may .. I live in a Senoir home in monrovia and the place has only 6 handicap parking area's so my question is one weeking I parked there because of the riam we were having and my wife works fully disabled..she recived a phone calls from mgt here where I live saying I was parked there for 2 days and that they have a time limit on them there for our guest (...) View more
I just visited a McDonalds restaurant which demonstrated a commonly practiced discourtesy to handicaps.
A large (semi-truck) delivery truck was parked across the handicap parking spaces near the entrance.
I have seen this practice several times in several other places across the country.
While I am whining, it is common [I don't know about each state's individual restrictions here] (...) View more
I don't know what the laws are in other states, but in PA you can get a placard/license plate by completing an application if you are disabled and have to have an oxygen tank with you, or use a walker, cane or wheelchair or have someone assist you while walking. Your doctor signs the application that this is true and you send it in. In a few weeks you'll get your placard/licsnse plate (...) View more
I live in a low income building with two disabled parking spots in the parking /\lot. Two residents have decided to make those two spots their own personnal spots, they do have placards. However since we have alot of people visit who need those spots to pick up residents or to visit and have placards, they are unable to use those marked spots. We have complained to management but they state (...) View more
click here to go to WKRC-TV storyElmwood Place cop parks in handicapped space. Elmwood Place is a suburb of Cincinnati.
I just wanted to type a quick note on this issue. It seems there is a debate going on about the placards and their use at a parking meter. I want to clear up one thing about this issue. I have been studying this entire issue for a long time, but the subject of parking for free at a meter seems to be confused, so I want to clear it up on this forum once and for all.
When a disabled person parks (...) View more