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Do you ever see disabled parking spaces taken by non blue badge holders?

Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 4,038

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edited October 2020 in Disabled people
One of our members Hannah Barham-Brown - @HannahPopsy -  is a hospital doctor and wheelchair user who uses TikTok to share videos about her everyday life.

In some of her latest videos, Hannah has spoken out about her frustration at the hospital's parking spaces repeatedly being occupied by lorry drivers, vans and non-disabled people.  To take a look at this, visit her TikTok page.

This causes problems for Hannah as she is unable to park and get into work safely, so has to drive to a remote office to work.  That this happens to a professional clinician might sound surprising, but does it reflect wider mis-use of blue parking spaces that you've seen too?

I'd be interested in hearing how often you see non blue-badge holders in disabled parking bays and how many times this has stopped you carrying out your intended activities.  Please let us know.

Hannah is @HannahPopsy on Twitter.
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,199 Disability Gamechanger
    It happens all the time especially at local supermarkets where the offenders just use the space to park while the passenger goes to the ATM or pops in for some fags . From experience I have learnt not to challenge as it isnt worth the abuse you get
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,080 Disability Gamechanger
    I see it a lot. However, I give them the benefit of the doubt as I know too well that not all disability is visible. I am sure a lot of them are indeed not disabled but you can never be sure.
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