Mobility card not for carers to use parking

LETTER

Re: Facts first, January 7 letter.

Would be a good idea to get your facts right. The mobility card belongs to the disabled/elderly person, not the carer. The carer should have let the person with a disability off at the door and parked in the ordinary carpark. It is the carer taking liberty and using the disabled person’s card to their own advantage — sorry, no excuses.

This is using people with a disability to get up-front parking. The next disabled person that drives to the shops can’t park in the spot because the able-bodied caregiver used the disability spot. Shame on you — think before you park in these spots!

What a good idea to get pictures. They should go up in the shop or be sent to the private carpark owner to display on their noticeboards.

How do we get people to understand what these parks are for? If a person with a disability needs the wider spot to get their wheelchair from the roof or to open their door wider to get the wheelchair out of the car and there are no spots, they have to go home. All that effort to get ready to go shopping — surely the carers know the effort this takes some people. I cannot understand their thinking. Should they be caregivers?

I hope this helps to understand a driving disabled person’s view.

Vigilante Parent

Re: Facts first, January 7 letter.

Would be a good idea to get your facts right. The mobility card belongs to the disabled/elderly person, not the carer. The carer should have let the person with a disability off at the door and parked in the ordinary carpark. It is the carer taking liberty and using the disabled person’s card to their own advantage — sorry, no excuses.

This is using people with a disability to get up-front parking. The next disabled person that drives to the shops can’t park in the spot because the able-bodied caregiver used the disability spot. Shame on you — think before you park in these spots!

What a good idea to get pictures. They should go up in the shop or be sent to the private carpark owner to display on their noticeboards.

How do we get people to understand what these parks are for? If a person with a disability needs the wider spot to get their wheelchair from the roof or to open their door wider to get the wheelchair out of the car and there are no spots, they have to go home. All that effort to get ready to go shopping — surely the carers know the effort this takes some people. I cannot understand their thinking. Should they be caregivers?

I hope this helps to understand a driving disabled person’s view.

Vigilante Parent

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