• fb_1182663463 avatar fb_1182663463 Posted: 9/5/2013 12:24pm PDT

    I do not looked disabled nor do I use mobility devices but I am disabled and have a placard. I am also of those overweight people but it is because I got injured in a car accident and gained weight due to immobility. I have peroneal nerve damage from a severe car accident. So, when I get out of the car I look mostly fine but after walking for more than 10 minutes or if I have been somewhere else first, I begin to have balance issues, wobble and have severe burning pain in my legs. All of this is hidden from anyone who looks at me. My point is that you may not know why some people have the placard-yes some are fakes-but in my case, it is just less obvious why I need the placard. Please keep that in mind before making judgments.

  • ravisher avatar ravisher Posted: 2/9/2015 8:26am PST

    People like you are the problem. You are not handicapped! You are simply fat and lazy. I know many people who almost died in car accidents, who have broke their necks, and they are not fat nor have a handicapped placard, but are in crippling pain, does that make them handicapped.. NO! Take some responsibility for yourself and lose some weight, your weight loss is you're own fault, not your accidents, no one shoved food down your throat. It's your own fault for eating above your ability to burn the calories. I bet you collect some type of disability too. Keep in mind before you make a judgement, that the definition of handicapped is " having a condition that markedly restricts one's ability to function physically, mentally, or socially"

  • 2huddleston avatar 2huddleston Posted: 9/5/2013 11:53am PDT

    1 in 24 seems too low, 90% seems too high unless you unless you are trying to find a handicapped parking space. My wife has Multiple Sclerosis and requires a wheelchair or a sitting- walker. I have had two heart attacks, multiple broken bones, a curvature of my spine (birth defect), all joints from neck to toes are arthritic. All of these problems create tremendous pain and decrease mobility to virtually nil for both of us.

    When we encounter an unauthorized vehicle in a handicapped parking space I think we wish those persons involved will come down with a situation that will result in total immobility! Call us cruel or mean-hearted but I/we still have to get back in our home. This frequently requires a nitro to keep my heart ticking!

  • VanMan3 avatar VanMan3 Posted: 9/5/2013 9:49am PDT

    Yes, this is bothersome and illegal. What is equally bad is a person displaying a handicapped sign and then they walk all over the huge warehouse club WITHOUT a cane, walker, wheelchair, etc. This tells me they may have a household member who is physically handicapped, who is not in the vehicle, and use that vehicle and sign to get a preferential parking place. I have never seen anyone arrested or ticketed for either of these abuses.

  • 2huddleston avatar 2huddleston Posted: 9/5/2013 3:49pm PDT


  • fb_1357132937 avatar Darren Posted: 9/5/2013 9:13am PDT

    Go to any large public event and watch the handicapped parking area. You will see 90% are not really handicapped. Many are grossly overweight and the walk would do them good.