A lot of people are suspicious of some drivers who make use of handicapped parking placards but appear to be in robust health. This is a big issue in downtown Raleigh, and elsewhere.
Christine Trevillini’s daughter uses a wheelchair, and at Triangle Town Center she sometimes confronts healthy people who hog the handicapped spots.
They park their car in a handicap space with tag and walk the mall for over an hour. I know, I have followed them before. ...
They said they came to the mall for “exercise” prescribed by their doctor. And I said, “Then why did you park in the handicap place?” At that they ignored me and kept moving.
Lynn Carter’s job requires her to visit downtown Raleigh daily.
Every day over 40% of free spaces will be filled with cars with handicap stickers. I can’t believe ther are that many truly handicapped people doing busieness downtown every day. ... I don’t mind paying for parking, either, but far too often the public parking lots are full.
So what's the story from all you downtown Raleigh folks who use handicapped placards to park for free on the street all day?
Some of you have genuine handicaps. Some of you don't. I'd like to hear your side.
Please call me at 919-829-4527 or email me.
Meanwhile, for what it's worth, I see there is a website dedicated to this issue.