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By johnboy - 12 November 2008 34

PigDog has sent in this picture with the following comment:

    “I didn’t see the rider, so they may have been a quad amputee for all I
    know, but they didn’t have a disabled sticker on the bike.

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Images of Canberra – Are you really?
Sleaz274 8:22 pm 12 Nov 08

You can park a bike pretty much anywhere why oh why would you put it in the middle of a disabled park?

Hahaahahaha increase car park sizes hahahahaa and decrease REVenue!!! I don’t think so. In fact they are made the size they are because it is the minimum legal requirement.

Gobbo 6:43 pm 12 Nov 08

peterh said :

maybe if carpark planners are able to increase the size of the individual parks, we wouldn’t need PWP parking spaces.

Increasing the size of the spaces would decrease the spaces in the car park.

The size car space we get is quite generous compared to other nations.

I remember wondering if it was possible to even open the doors of my hire car the last time I park directly in the middle of a car space in the UK.

If’n I’d been a fat bastard, I think I would have been stuck.

peterh 5:44 pm 12 Nov 08

ant said :

Chuckle! Nice one. He could have been even more blatant, and parked in the “crippled parents with children” special parking spaces… maybe they were all taken.

I don’t want to scratch the side of your car when wrestling one of my twin boys into the car seat. parents with prams parks allow me to get the pram out of the boot, chuck the kids in, and not have to have the pram sticking out from behind the car.

of course, people who have no kids and park in these spaces drive me up the wall as well.

maybe if carpark planners are able to increase the size of the individual parks, we wouldn’t need PWP parking spaces.

threeze 5:35 pm 12 Nov 08

Could have arthritis or something similar that is not debilitating at all times and just doesn’t display the sticker on the bike? But really, no one should be parking in a Disabled spot (regardless of their ability) without displaying the sticker.

spoonbill 4:53 pm 12 Nov 08

The University of Huddersfield did a study on illegal parking in disabled bays in 1998. It was found that those who parked in disabled parking spaces contained a high proportion of people and vehicles who would occasion immediate police arrest.

The initiative aimed to assess the scope for offender targeting through self selection. It considered the practice of illegal parking in disabled bays in the town centre of Huddersfield. Traffic wardens were invited to record information about cars parked in disabled spaces without orange badges. Information about the vehicle and registered keeper were sought in police records.

BOZO 3:01 pm 12 Nov 08

Maybe their disability is a type of blindness which prevents one from seeing disabled signs/logos

Gord0 2:54 pm 12 Nov 08
Sammy 2:50 pm 12 Nov 08

They just want to get used to parking in a disabled space, because statistically that’s where they’re likely to end up.

DarkLadyWolfMother 2:42 pm 12 Nov 08

no sticker = not disabled = selfish wanker.

Though given it’s a bike, you can just nudge it out of the way 😉

Madman 2:25 pm 12 Nov 08

I know a 87 year old who rides a motorbike for his primary transport and is legally disabled – so it is possible.

But in this case… shame shame shame!

ant 2:14 pm 12 Nov 08

Perhaps he’s practising for when he IS disabled.

tylersmayhem 2:11 pm 12 Nov 08

Maybe it was a bike that featured in the 250km/h extravaganza last week? Would be no surprise!

caf 2:10 pm 12 Nov 08

It’s a little known fact that you don’t have to be physically disabled to get a disabled parking permit – mentally disabled counts too.

Holden Caulfield 2:10 pm 12 Nov 08

The wheelie parks can be a bit of a misnomer though. To get a legit permit you don’t have to be in a chair. Although, a legit permit for someone capable of riding a sport bike is a bit of a giggle and does seem unlikely, but you never know…

ant 1:41 pm 12 Nov 08

Chuckle! Nice one. He could have been even more blatant, and parked in the “crippled parents with children” special parking spaces… maybe they were all taken.

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