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Misuse of restricted parking areas

It's clear people have been raised on the understanding that it's everyone for themselves. Also, if you can get away with it, good luck to you.

I say that because I witness daily people using parking spaces they should not. They don't carry a disabled badge, but park in disabled spaces anyway. Because these are usually not enforced, the abusers reason all's fair.
I have two disabled friends who are often left without any option but to park in normal spaces because the inconsiderate and gratuitously selfish behaviour of some people.

My local Sainsburys is a perfect example. The number of times I've seen abled bodied people walk back to cars in disabled bays that don't display badges far outweighs the rare examples of legitimate use witnessed.

At my former gym in Wycombe, there were at least two disabled users, who on more than one occasion had to go to reception to call for offenders to move their cars from the bays.
What astonished me about this behaviour was these sh*ts had gone to the gym to do some excercise, but were too lazy to park around back and WALK the extra distance, so instead they park close to the door in disabled bays. If I ran the country such folk would spend plenty of time doing community service. Perhaps enforcing correct usage of disabled parking.....

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Perhaps some big burly wardens standing by with sledgehammers.

You want to park in a disabled bay, sir?.....

.....Then we'd better make sure you're disabled

 
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Re: Misuse of restricted parking areas

Unfortunately there are many people out there who just show no consideration for others. It never even enters their minds to think about how their actions effect others.
Misuse of spaces is only one symptom of this. But it does indicate a particularly lousy attitude to others.
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Get dpats clampers down your way but they do seem a tad carefree & indiscriminate.

As someone with a disability, I cannot get a blue badge as it's classed as temporary. I've had "it" since August 2005 but as I'm under the care of a surgeon and further surgery is imminent (for the NHS), I'm illegible. I'd never use a restricted space though.
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What P's me off in my town they've got a whole floor in the town centre car park dedicated to disabled drivers ... yet even on a busy saturday morning 99% of them are sitting empty


(I still don't park in them though, even though I very tempted sometimes ...)
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Unfortunately there are many people out there who just show no consideration for others. It never even enters their minds to think about how their actions effect others.
Misuse of spaces is only one symptom of this. But it does indicate a particularly lousy attitude to others.
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What he said
Although I did use the word 'others' afew too many times
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wonder how long until the 'me first' brigade turn up here telling us they'll park anywhere they bloody well please?
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Saw just the man, yesterday. Serviced our gas boiler, about 6'2" or so, and bigger than my mate who had topped 20stone, until he was told to slim down for his health. I'll ask him to start that sort of business if he gets cheesed with boiler servicing perhaps? Some really selfish gits out there!:
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I work in the cut and thrust of finance and I can't wait to find a parking space so I park where ever I please ... without me the financial markets would collapse so people should be greatful that I park my car in disabled spaces

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Re: Misuse of restricted parking areas

https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/rant-...-car-park.html

see here

seemingly I mis-used a parking space. Was it signposted 'No Parking', 'Disabled only' etc - no.

It is pretty funny to me that one of things I dislike is people using disabled and family spaces when they shouldn't as then fall foul of the the same rule msyself - alledgely
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how empty my days would be if i couldn't dream about you, i'm rapidly falling in love with you

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I've done it mistakenly, parked, mums and toddlers, and then realised afterwards, when rushing around in the past. Easily done, if you are not paying attention.:
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Morrisons disabled spaces in Newcastle-Under-Lyme on Sunday. This bloke parks his motor in the disabled space, and walks to the shop entrance, as he walks to the door he puts on his suit jacket, it was only the freakin' manager. No point in complaining then
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Morrisons disabled spaces in Newcastle-Under-Lyme on Sunday. This bloke parks his motor in the disabled space, and walks to the shop entrance, as he walks to the door he puts on his suit jacket, it was only the freakin' manager. No point in complaining then
a letter to head office methinks, that'll teach the git
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Re: Misuse of restricted parking areas

What's the point in disabled spaces anyway ?

What do they gain in parking 20mtr closer to a store or shopping centre when they have to walk/wheel/hobble around the shops anyway ???
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What's the point in disabled spaces anyway ?

What do they gain in parking 20mtr closer to a store or shopping centre when they have to walk/wheel/hobble around the shops anyway ???
Yes if they're that lazy that they take a chair with them because they can't be bothered to walk, I think we should encourage them by moving all disabled spaces as far away from the shops as possible
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Yes if they're that lazy that they take a chair with them because they can't be bothered to walk, I think we should encourage them by moving all disabled spaces as far away from the shops as possible
They might lose weight at the same time, most of them are just fat and lazy anyway !
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Okey doke, lets stick my neck out.... I work pretty long hours (boo hoo, I know) so I struggle to get to the shops. Last Christmas I went out in my lunchtime to do some shopping, and the car park for our local shopping centre was absolutely full. I drove around every single aisle and couldn't find a space. However, there were maybe 200 disabled spaces, and probably less that 10 were used. So, I parked in the one furthest from the shops. I felt guilty, but didn't know what else to do as I desparately wanted to finish buying presents; and I wondered if the rights of someone disabled to have a convenient parking space outweighed my right to go shopping at all??? (Dons asbestos suit and backs slowly away....)
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Okey doke, lets stick my neck out.... I work pretty long hours (boo hoo, I know) so I struggle to get to the shops. Last Christmas I went out in my lunchtime to do some shopping, and the car park for our local shopping centre was absolutely full. I drove around every single aisle and couldn't find a space. However, there were maybe 200 disabled spaces, and probably less that 10 were used. So, I parked in the one furthest from the shops. I felt guilty, but didn't know what else to do as I desparately wanted to finish buying presents; and I wondered if the rights of someone disabled to have a convenient parking space outweighed my right to go shopping at all??? (Dons asbestos suit and backs slowly away....)
+1 to that ... (see my post earlier in the thread)
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You have all year to go Christmas shopping

Any time restrictions are placed by yourself upon yourself



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You have all year to go Christmas shopping

Any time restrictions are placed by yourself upon yourself
OK, but why shouldn't I use a space if it's the only one available? Does someone disabled have more right to go Christmas shopping than me?
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Any time restrictions are placed by yourself upon yourself
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Re: Misuse of restricted parking areas

At our local Tesco the disabled space appears to be the place to park for any kid with a 106 and a body kit.
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At our local Tesco the disabled space appears to be the place to park for any kid with a 106 and a body kit.
Its good to know the mentally disabled as well as the physically disabled use them
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