Disabled parking bays

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  • pakmanpakman Forumite
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    Disabled people that need help to access shops should have all the help they need. Whether it be from bespoke trollies to those motorised buggies they find hard to control.

    (So next time you get irrate with being nudged out of the way by these vehicles spare a thought for the person strugling to hit the brakes)

    If they set up an area away from the doors they will have the space to provide shelter and advice on the best devices to use.

    The point I raised this for is; as a parent of 2 kids under 3 I get annoyed at the amount of diasabled v parent parking bays. and they should be appopriate to the type of shop it is. i.e B&Q, more young families do DIY then disabled persons who really struggle to get around a store.

    A disabled person may be low down and find it hard to see traffic nut a similar height child doesn't understand the danger of the 'nutter in the beemer' (sorry i mean highly paid exec (or wife of) whos time is more important then others.)

    Pak
  • You misunderstood my point. the distance across a car park is only a small fraction of what you have to travel compared to the distance it takes to do the weekly shop around Asda and I do say it won't work in all circumstances. I actually have a friend with one leg, he lost it in a bike accident, and he shares the same view. one of the reaons for this is the inconsiderate people of this world won't feel the need to park in the disabled bays if they are further from the door.
  • mistral_2mistral_2 Forumite
    150 Posts
    God help anyone at my local tesco who I see in the baby slot caught an OAP in one returning to her car and gave her a bollocking.
    I find shaming people in public does work especailly in a busy shop .
    But I always smile when doing it.

    And as for disabled how many of these DHSS scumbags are disabled , its like the fat gits in there electric buggies they used ,try walking to loose weight and stop eating all the pies !
    'The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides with the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who in the name of charity and good will shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon those with great vengeance and with furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers.
  • You sound like you're having a bad day, mistralflow? (If there was a sympathetic looking smiley I'd add it here). I'm having one of those days every day I have to go to work. Aah well...

    With the ppl using the parent and child spaces without a child you could try "helpfully" pointing out to them that they've forgotten to bring their children with them. I don't use the parent and child spaces myself but when I see ppl using them for no reason (other than laziness) I always want to tell them they've lost their child. But I don't have the guts!

    The other one is when I see ppl parking on double yellow lines - I want to (but again don't have the guts!) ask them what makes them so special that the rules don't apply to them!
  • mistral_2mistral_2 Forumite
    150 Posts
    No not at all , I just hate the free loaders the lazy people and the scum bags.
    Depens if they are bigger than me when I give the bollocking but I am 6'6 15st with a shaved head but I always smile and god help if I cant push my buggy with son in along the pavement.
    I am just fed up with the lax standards that are accepted as normal by everyone.
    There is no respect left at all.
    The joke of it all is I have a 52% disability and a young child but I would never apply for a orange ticket as so many people defraud it ,
    anyway rant over and this is a good mood for me honest !!
    'The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides with the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who in the name of charity and good will shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon those with great vengeance and with furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers.
  • SystemSystem Forumite, Community Admin
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    The joke of it all is I have a 52% disability and a young child but I would never apply for a orange ticket as so many people defraud it

    So you go without something you are entitled to and may make your life a bit easier just because the system Iis flawed? Where's the sense in that? its bad enough that people defraud the system,but if you let that stop you from getting what you are entitled to , that makes their wrongdoing even worse.

    And I would appreciate it if you didn't refer to people who receive benefits as "DHSS scumbags"

    I am a "scumbag". I have been disabled from birth & yes, I receive a benefit because of this. I am no longer able to work, though I would like to , and funnily enough, when I was working, it was for over 10 years in the DSS. So I have experienced both sides of the benefit system.
    I agree, there are plenty of freeloaders & fraudsters. When I was in work there wasn't a day that passed without phone calls & paperwork relating to fraud. But despite the problems I would still say that fraudsters & freeloaders are a small minority, and that Jobseekers Allowance and Income Support have higher incidences of fraud than disability benefits.

    Please don't tar us all with the same brush.
  • free loaders the lazy people and the scum bags.

    Cool it will you please.
  • The joke of it all is I have a 52% disability and a young child but I would never apply for a orange ticket as so many people defraud it ,

    Who is  the fool then? You may be making your disability worse by not taking advantage of the help a BLUE disabled parking badge offers. I am tempted to say that it will serve you right if your disability is much worse in five years time but I am not that much of a scumbag.

    I usually use the trolley for my weekly shop in the supermarket but the other day I only wanted some bread and took a basket instead. I was reminded how much of a help leaning  on to the trolley was in alleviating the extreme discomfort when walking caused by my disability.
  • One other thing.

    There was a news report recently about a roaring trade in stolen disabled parking badges(DPB). So those of you think that these DPB's are too easy to get should think again.

    To get my disability benefit I saw 5 doctors at the DHSS assesment.
  • Hey Guys

    This was a rant about the amount of disabled parking bays compared to the few parent and child parking bays.

    And how they should be comparable to the type of store it is.

    Not whether the black market for blue or orange DPB's is good at present or whether you feel that people should get and use a DPB if they qualify.

    Both parking bays are important, and are both needed.

    Pak
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