I would just like to bring to the attention of numerous inconsiderate individuals, that disabled parking spaces -particularly the three at the back of the Jamison Centre near the post office – are only for cars displaying valid permits. These three parking spaces are clearly marked as disabled, yet every time I visit the area there is at least one twit illegally parked either in a disabled space, or in an access space between the disabled parking spaces. Those access spaces are necessary for wheelchair access.
I am a legitimate holder of a disability parking permit and this issue s**ts me no end. When the driver of an illegally parked car is in or near their vehicle I will often approach them and kindly ask if they realise they are illegally parked. More often than not they will stare at me blankly like a codfish for a few seconds before they come out with pitiful excuses like, “I was just waiting for someone,” or “I was just running into the post office.”
Regardless of why people think they are entitled to park there illegally, there is no excuse. If you are a guilty offender reading this, please think twice before you repeat the action. You are making the day to day activities of those with a disabiliy more difficult than they already are.
Thank you to the majority of thoughtful individuals who respect the law as well as respecting those with a disability 🙂