Link of the Day: Handicapped Fraud
Published On: September 11, 2008
How do you feel when you see a perfectly healthy person park in the disabled parking zone? Don’t you just want to shake them and say “Hey, what are you doing? There’s an elderly lady over there who NEEDS this spot.” This issue is of particular importance to me because, as you know, I represent injured people — legitimately injured people for whom the designated disabled parking spots mean the difference between being able to be a part of the world or staying home while being alienated from the rest of society.
Well, welcome to Handicapped Fraud.org. Here’s their mission statement:
Handicappedfraud.org was launched as a community service effort to end the misuse of handicapped parking spaces and placards. The disabled have run out of places to park, as their designated handicapped parking spaces are being taken by fraudulent individuals. Our cities are being robbed of serious metered parking revenue to to this abuse as well. The police are far too valuable and busy to stake out parking lots to ticket handicapped parking violators. The abusers go largely unpunished. It’s time for our community to become the ambassadors for our cities, and report handicapped parking violators when they see it.
A grass roots vigilante organization designed to protect those who truly need and deserve to park in the handicapped spots.
Here are some videos that drive the point home:
This is why you should not park in a disabled parking space. A woman with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) gives her view.:
A mother of two children with disabilities in Concord, California channels her frustration with people taking disabled parking spaces in a positive way. Her idea is turned into a new California law by Assembly member Mark DeSaulnier.
Jim Carrey reacts to a man illegally parking in a Handicapped Zone: