I wanted to write about disabled parking.
Now having someone in my family with a major disability can be challenging. But to be honest, there is nothing more annoying for me personally than pulling up to CISAC to take him swimming only to find all the disabled car parks out the front taken by others who do not have the passes. Canberra seems to be a greedy place when it comes to car parking, particularly P plate drivers and younger drivers in general park in disabled spots for convenience.
I rarely see parking officials out now, but when they are they never seem to worry about disabled parking.
Another thing that gets me about it is how many old people have the passes, it is incredible. I understand for the people in our community that are at a point of being unable to walk. But I see quite a few older people just park in these spaces and then walk around the shopping centre for ages. Now that to me is just being lazy.
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Also, one more thing that annoys me about them, parents that have the passes for the disabled person and then use the pass anywhere, even if the disabled person is not with them. I believe the law is still in place that you can have a disabled pass on your car and park anywhere and not be fined. I could be wrong on this.