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Luckyred wrote: »
It happens to me quite often. People accuse me of not looking disabled...... thats probably a reasonable assumption because I am not disabled but my mum is so we park in the disabled spaces as she has a BB. She waits in the store while I put her shopping in my car.
lyniced wrote: »
Sometimes I sit in the car when my daughter goes to the shops for me (if I'm feeling too tired to use the wheelchair) with my head down, not wanting to make eye contact with anyone in case I get disapproving looks.
veryunsure wrote: »
The trouble is you will get someone tell you that BB rules don't allow that.
As happened to me when I arrived back at the car 5 mins before my daughter and this person assumed I'd been sitting in the car since we arrived. I'd gone into the chemist near to the space while DD had gone to the bank.
berniesmaster wrote: »
i also am a bb holder, im 30 something with 3 kids, one being a baby, and i have a heart condition. i rarley use my bb, because of that very fact, im to scared to!!
i have no idea what i would do or say if someone was to challenge me, either cry or explode!! but i really i do not want the stress of it!
Limana68 wrote: »
My hubby is only 49 and we get the ''looks'' all the time when we park in a disabled bay. The hubby gets out and has walking stick and then we start getting his scooter out of the boot,and I think it tends to sink in for the people looking.
We have just got used to it now and dont bother getting frustrated, as I think its their problem not ours!
lyniced wrote: »
Yes, this has happened to me - a traffic warden said that we had misused the badge but after some phoning up the council discovered he was wrong. It says in the rules on page 8 -Do not allow other people to use your badge to do something on your behalf such as shopping or collecting something for you, unless you are travelling with them.
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