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Old 10-31-2018, 03:16 AM
 
Location: NJ
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So yesterday I went to Walmart which was packed. I waited 5 minutes for an elderly lady to get out of the handicapped spot. I sat there with the directional on, my tag hanging so people can see I'm waiting on her spot. She backs up, I couldn't go anywhere because her car was blocking me from pulling in; as soon as she started moving; some other lady snuck me. She had a van filled with older kids who started laughing at me, cursing me out and giving me the finger. I wish I would have thought to take a pic of her plate and watch her get out but I just wanted to do a quick run in and get out. Now I wonder if she was even handicapped. I figured if I stayed there one of the kids may have come over to my car; didn't want to chance it.

I ended up parking where I normally do; the yellow lines next to handicapped which is illegal. LE don't normally ticket there. By the time I came out, just about every yellow line space was taken so he would have been there 1/2 the day writing tickets.
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Old 10-31-2018, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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So yesterday I went to Walmart which was packed. I waited 5 minutes for an elderly lady to get out of the handicapped spot. I sat there with the directional on, my tag hanging so people can see I'm waiting on her spot. She backs up, I couldn't go anywhere because her car was blocking me from pulling in; as soon as she started moving; some other lady snuck me. She had a van filled with older kids who started laughing at me, cursing me out and giving me the finger. I wish I would have thought to take a pic of her plate and watch her get out but I just wanted to do a quick run in and get out. Now I wonder if she was even handicapped. I figured if I stayed there one of the kids may have come over to my car; didn't want to chance it.

I ended up parking where I normally do; the yellow lines next to handicapped which is illegal. LE don't normally ticket there. By the time I came out, just about every yellow line space was taken so he would have been there 1/2 the day writing tickets.
So if some poor person in a wheelchair with a van with side entry came along there was nowhere for them to park? also If they had already parked and gone in the store and came out, they could not get into there car?
Very thoughtful.
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Old 10-31-2018, 12:03 PM
 
Location: NJ
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No; we don't have that type of lift parking. Those spots have the cars face the store. I'd never park where you're saying. I was in the front where there was plenty of room. I can't say that for everyone else that parked on the yellow. They parked the lift spots in.
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Old 11-02-2018, 06:20 PM
 
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I had a friend who has a severely handicapped son, so she has a tag. But she used it when she's out without him, and that's just wrong.

When my daughter was a little girl and friends with her daughter, she came home and told me about it. She was about 7 or 8 at the time. She was upset because Grandpa was disabled and she knew really handicapped people needed those spots.
Yeah, we have a placard for my disabled son, who is still in a stroller in place of a wheelchair ( it’s lighter to transport) but can’t stand or bear any weight for transfer in and out of the vehicle. So we are literally scooting and crawling him over and out into his seating until we get a ramp installed in a year or two. We got the placard precisely because we cannot get his chair next to the vehicle in a normal spot.

But when I am out without him, it doesn’t get used. You never know who might really need that spot.
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