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    My Ire of the Day is specifically reserved for...

    Able bodied people who park in the disabled spaces.

    It just annoys me to the point of apoplexy!
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    Re: My Ire of the Day is specifically reserved for...

    Yep

    Add to that able bodies relatives of disabled people abusing the disabled permit for their own gain.

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    Re: My Ire of the Day is specifically reserved for...

    It’s not as annoying as able bodied people with disabled badges for a relative who misuse it constantly.

    In fact, disabled spaces are annoying - my local Sainsbury’s has about 20 disabled spaces, all of which are nearly always empty, unless someone decides to park there illegally.

    This whole badge thing needs to be re-done, I know not all people who have a badge are physically disabled, but the point of these larger spaces with easier access were surely intended for people with wheelchairs and the such, not someone who is able bodied but may have some sort of panic attack at any point, which imo they shouldn’t be driving if that’s case.

    This really could be a long thread, meh.

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    Re: My Ire of the Day is specifically reserved for...

    Quote Originally Posted by steve threlfall View Post
    Yep

    Add to that able bodies relatives of disabled people abusing the disabled permit for their own gain.
    We get that a lot in Coventry, alongside our SU, right in the middle of the city there is a road leading to a carpark where a dosen or so cars are always parked. 90% of the time its always asians with badly modified cars, and the number of times we see them parking/hanging around their cars with the music going is unreal.


    Having become a new father i also have to deal with people parking in the children & parent bays. Couple of times iv confronted people who have parked there without children, there was even a white van that had parked in the space when i last went down. Surely it would be a great way of making some extra money there? Get a clamp, slap it on & charge them £50+ to release it, unless they can prove they had a child with them.


    It really does make my blood boil.

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    Re: My Ire of the Day is specifically reserved for...

    In Paris they have a zero tolerance policy. Park in a disabled space without a badge => towed away as soon as anyone notices. If you are seen by a cop getting out the the driving seat in a disabled space and are not disabled you can be arrested.

    ****ing good thing too. I suffer from Tourette's Syndrome and I need plenty of room near me when some **** has parked in a disabled ****ing space. ******s.

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    Re: My Ire of the Day is specifically reserved for...

    Quote Originally Posted by 0iD View Post
    Able bodied people who park in the disabled spaces.

    It just annoys me to the point of apoplexy!
    Just to clarify, do you mean able-bodied without disabled badges, or with disabled badges?

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    Re: My Ire of the Day is specifically reserved for...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mattitude View Post
    Just to clarify, do you mean able-bodied without disabled badges, or with disabled badges?
    Mainly the former, but also the latter.

    I qualify for a badge but I refuse to get one on the grounds that as far as I'm concerned I'm still able bodied.
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    Re: My Ire of the Day is specifically reserved for...

    I stopped at some services in the North recently, and couldn't believe the number of massively obese people parking on the disabled spots right outside the doors in order to have less distance to waddle into McDonalds. But after looking in a few windscreens sure enough they all had been issued disbaled parking badges. And many thousands of pounds in obesity benefit no doubt.

    However I'm not sure about 'mother and child' spaces to be honest, whether you take your kid somewhere is a matter of choice not a disability. And where's the cut-off, a baby with a pushchair might necessitate extra space but why does a walking toddler? Naaaah...why not have wider spaces labelled 'I plan on buying a bulky item' and 'I'm not very good at parking' as well?
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    Re: My Ire of the Day is specifically reserved for...

    Quote Originally Posted by 0iD View Post
    Mainly the former, but also the latter.

    I qualify for a badge but I refuse to get one on the grounds that as far as I'm concerned I'm still able bodied.
    When it's the former, I would definitely agree with you, but I'm not so sure about the latter - I myself have a badge (for a good reason, and it is not abused), and am able-bodied - I do not believe being confined to a wheelchair is the sole indicator to define who is entitled to use a disabled parking space.

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    Re: My Ire of the Day is specifically reserved for...

    Is it an actual offence over here to park in disabled bays without a permit?

    Just wondering as I have never heard of anyone being fined for it.

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    Re: My Ire of the Day is specifically reserved for...

    Quote Originally Posted by Trash Man View Post
    Is it an actual offence over here to park in disabled bays without a permit?

    Just wondering as I have never heard of anyone being fined for it.
    On private property such as car parks, services and supermarkets, I don't see how it can be.

    I would hope it's a criminal offence to 'borrow' a family members badge in order to park on yellow lines and the like, but in practice they would only have to say that had arranged to pick up/drop off the disabled person and they just don't happen to be present right now. Carers, or people who claim to be carers for disabled people (who themselves might not be drivers) can apply for a badge in their own names for the purpose of driving around the disabled person (or at least they used to)....that doesn't entitle them to special parking rights on trips when they aren't accompanied by the disabled person when naturally they should not display the badge, but that is impossible to police and I'm sure it happens all the time of course.
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    Re: My Ire of the Day is specifically reserved for...

    Quote Originally Posted by JPreston View Post
    I stopped at some services in the North recently, and couldn't believe the number of massively obese people parking on the disabled spots right outside the doors in order to have less distance to waddle into McDonalds. But after looking in a few windscreens sure enough they all had been issued disbaled parking badges. And many thousands of pounds in obesity benefit no doubt.
    ....
    A word of caution about that, though. Not everybody that is disabled actually appears to be, at least from a casual glance. My father, for instance, didn't appear disabled, certainly not at first glance, but had a badge ... and sometimes got abuse when using it because he didn't look it. However, what wasn't so obvious was the three defective (and inoperable) heart valves meaning he couldn't walk more than a few yards without struggling for breath. And the cause of the heart valve problem? .... apparently a side-effect of the medication he'd been on combat a severe and chronic cancer condition (that eventually, by the way, killed him) .... or was it to combats the side-effects of the cancer medication ... I got confused among the myriad of medications he had for one thing or another, or to combat side-effects.

    Anyway, the point ... he wasn't obviously disabled, though you would only have had to watch him walk little more than a few yards to know there was a problem.

    Not all obese people are that way because of lack of control over what they eat. Sometimes it's a medical condition, and sometimes it's the result of medication. In my father's case, it was the opposite .... the removal of much of his intestine, which was riddled with cancer, meant he was anything but obese .... in fact, emaciated would have been closer.

    You can't always tell those that are genuinely disabled by a casual look, and just because someone's obese doesn't necessarily mean they aren't disabled as well, or that the obesity isn't a side effect of medication. Another relative of mine, while perhaps not obese, has certainly gained a lot of weight as a direct result of medication to combat a hormone-sensitive cancer.

    Things aren't always as they appear .... though clearly, sometimes they are.

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    Re: My Ire of the Day is specifically reserved for...

    Quote Originally Posted by JPreston View Post
    However I'm not sure about 'mother and child' spaces to be honest, whether you take your kid somewhere is a matter of choice not a disability. And where's the cut-off, a baby with a pushchair might necessitate extra space but why does a walking toddler? Naaaah...why not have wider spaces labelled 'I plan on buying a bulky item' and 'I'm not very good at parking' as well?

    Im guessing you don't have any children!

    Its more or less anything up to a toddler age, ie for parents with pushchairs & child seats which, without having the door fully open is physically impossible to fit in. Once there in booster seats then they are no longer eligible for using the bays.


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    Re: My Ire of the Day is specifically reserved for...

    Mixed views on this.

    When there is 10+ spaces empty that have the disability badge on, and no spaces available, then use it, screw them.

    But if there is 1 or something, then fine, can't use it, cause some chap could come and he needs to use it (the odds are slim, but still).

    Most people use disabled spaces for either Supermarkets (they all have 10+ anyway, always empty) or if they need to run into B&Q quickly, which IMO, is fine.

    Disabled people can use "our" normal spaces, so vice versa,

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    Re: My Ire of the Day is specifically reserved for...

    Quote Originally Posted by SammEl View Post

    Disabled people can use "our" normal spaces, so vice versa,
    Yes, but our spaces tend be further away

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    Re: My Ire of the Day is specifically reserved for...

    Quote Originally Posted by steve threlfall View Post
    Yep

    Add to that able bodies relatives of disabled people abusing the disabled permit for their own gain.
    Thankfully some places are clamping down on that too - I think it was the Manchester Evening News a year or so ago that had a big report on people that had been fined/punished in some way for doing exactly that.

    Apologies for vagueness ;-)

    I once saw a woman in the Asda car park in Stockport, who had a daughter in a wheelchair that hadn't got in to a disabled space. She had a piece of paper and a pen, and was noting down the registration numbers of the cars parked in disabled spaces without displaying a badge. Minutes later, we heard a store announcement, listing those registrations, with an instruction to go to the customer service desk for more information.

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