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Handicapped Parking

An Open Letter to the Guy at Target

Alethea Mshar | Posted 07.16.2016 | Parents
Alethea Mshar

Dear Young Man, Maybe if this goes far and wide enough you’ll see it, I hope that’s the case. Awhile back as I was walking out of Target I saw yo...

5 Myths Disabled Patients Desperately Want Debunked

Chanel White | Posted 05.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Chanel White

As a young woman battling serious illness, with multiple hidden medical devices, I have found there is a high incident rate of unnecessary, and hurtful comments by those assuming I am not sick. After contacting a small population of disabled individuals on Instagram, it seems there are five specific stigmas that patients desperately wanted dispelled.

To the Person Parked in Between the Handicap Stalls

Chanel White | Posted 01.21.2017 | Healthy Living
Chanel White

Next time sir, please be respectful, and try to think of the implications your choices have on others, as well as the message you are sending to onlookers.

Have You Caused Me Grief?

Eric Lipp | Posted 11.24.2016 | Home
Eric Lipp

We all want our lives to be easier. Unfortunately, when we act in ways that attempt to save time or money, we often fail to recognize the effect that our choices have on others. This is especially true in the area of accessibility which often falls prey to our fast paced lifestyles.

Mom Wrote A Perfect Open Letter To Stranger Who Left Offensive Note On Her Car

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.13.2015 | Good News

This mom is schooling everyone on why it's not OK to make snap judgments. Justine Van Den Borne, who lives in Melbourne, Australia, was diagnosed wit...

The Parking Pet Peeve That Drives Me Nuts

Al DeLuise | Posted 08.06.2016 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

Everyone has those events in life that trigger our anger, or disgust; those things that people in society do that simply piss us off. My all-time winner is when someone parks in a handicapped parking spot who is obviously not handicapped.

Handicapped What?

Joanna Charnas | Posted 08.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Joanna Charnas

More than once, police officers have stopped me and inquired if the handicapped placard hanging from my rear view mirror belongs to me. I stand tall, smile, and ask if they want to see the paperwork the law requires that I keep in my vehicle. Thus far no one has asked me to produce it.

Sometimes That Handicapped Permit Is For a Kid

Kate Welch | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Kate Welch

If you are ever tempted to question the legality of a handicapped permit, please leave it to the police. Not all handicaps are visible.

I'm So Sorry My Daughter's Disability Is Such An Inconvenience For You

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 11.03.2014 | Parents
Jamie Davis Smith

If you think individuals and their families are just trying to game the system for their own benefit, think again.

Misconceptions About the Blue Placard

Lia Seth | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Lia Seth

Remember: If you're ever in the driver's seat and someone offers you the use of their blue placard, just use it. It's not illegal or immoral to use it, and your friend has it for a good reason.

Please Don't Make Me Prove That I'm Disabled

Lia Seth | Posted 05.01.2013 | Women
Lia Seth

I try to keep the conversation light-hearted at first, but once it's clear that my conversational partner is getting a little too light-hearted, I need to make sure that they know I'm serious about the fact that the blue tag hanging on my rearview mirror is mine.

WATCH: Workers Paint Handicapped Spot Around Car, THEN TOW IT

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.07.2013 | Home

In Israel, a parked car can change spots without moving. This sounds like a riddle, yet isn't. Security camera footage of a parked car in Tel Aviv ...

Are You Decent?

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.26.2012 | Impact
Sarah O'Leary

I learned long ago not to use God to justify my actions, to act like I'm superior to anyone else, or to rationalize my false need to control the lives of my fellow man and woman. Instead, I try my level best to cultivate my decency, and pray for other Americans to do the same.

Assuming Positive Intent

Laurie Neff | Posted 05.20.2012 | Good News
Laurie Neff

For a nation where one of the core tenets is a presumption of innocence until proven guilty, we have sure lost the ability to give anyone the benefit of the doubt.

Only a Nobody Walks in LA

Leo C. Wolinsky | Posted 09.26.2011 | Home
Leo C. Wolinsky

Where you park in L.A. is important. So it's no surprise that the handicap parking space has become a highly sought after commodity, and it has set the stage for a controversy that is testing the town's liberal social leanings.

Who Gets to Use Handicapped Parking

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

It is the physician or the optometrist who has the authority to sign the application forms that grant disabled placards or license plates. But, how many doctors know the law, read the forms?

Al Martinez, Disabled Colorado Grandfather Attached After Confronting Men About Parking

KMGH Denver | Marc Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

NORTHGLENN, Colo. -- A disabled grandfather was sent to the hospital after he was attacked when he confronted someone who parked in a handicapped spot...

Ask The Parking Ticket Geek

The Parking Ticket Geek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
The Parking Ticket Geek

The reason this violation sucks so much is there is no objective way to measure tint. Do the cops carry a tint meter around with them to check to see if the glass is tinted or not? I'm sure they don't.