Originally Posted by DubbleT
Handicap stalls must be available to the handicapped, that doesn't mean they are restricted to the handicapped,anyone may use them.
^^^Exactly, there is no exclusivity for the physically challenged. Toilets are toilets are toilets for all to use, the 'Handicap' sign means that the bathroom has facilities for those who have physical disabilities.
I agree there may be some people faking but I imagine the majority are not. Some people can only stand up for a short while without collapsing, some people can only walk short distances without having to stop for a rest. These people may look healthy but in reality they have a handicap and need some type of assistance.
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So before you jump to conclusions, think, things may not be as they seem.
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