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Friday, June 5, 2009

Writer Says Disabled Spots Abused

Coeur d'Alene Press Letters To The Editor
HANDICAP PARKING: Not for the able-bodied

Handicapped permits are for the person who is handicapped, not "able-bodied" family members/friends.

An able-bodied person using a handicapped permit that is not issued to them and who parks in handicapped parking is concerned exclusively with oneself without regard to others. This also includes having the handicapped person sitting in the car while the able-bodied person runs into the grocery store, etc.

If your handicapped passenger is not going in with you, you must park elsewhere. Too many times we see an abuser using these permits at a grocery store, golf course, church, exercise facility, etc., etc. When a person who actually is handicapped and needs that parking space can't find one.

You know who you are.

Hayden Lake

I've seen lots of people without permits park in disabled spots, but it never occured to me that people with handicapped family members would abuse this. So does anyone know, does this happen a lot?

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