Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Disabled Parking Stickers Make Me Crazy

I'm pissed about disabled parking stickers.  Specifically their abuse.  It seems that if you have one, you can park anywhere you like for as long as you like!

We live in a medium sized apartment complex.  The entry road in is wide enough for 2 vehicles to pass safely.  Things are a bit trickier when vehicles park legally on the south side, the side away from the front of the building.  A tighter squeeze, but manageable if taken more slowly.  On the north side, there is no 'parking'.  This is clearly indicated by multiple signs.  Pull up, drop off, move on.

Recently however, an individual has taken to parking his vehicle on the north, no parking side.  And not just for short periods.  Often on weekends, his vehicle is parked 'illegally' from Friday till Monday!  He gets away with it because prominently displayed on the dashboard is a disabled parking sticker.  The result is major inconvenience and potential safety hazzard for everyone in our complex with the roadway reduced to one lane only!

I've spoken to him on more than one occasion.  He ignores me.  Oh, I neglected to mention that he is NOT disabled.  Nor are any of the others I've seen with him in his car.

The City of Toronto enforces parking on the south side but turn a blind eye to this vehicle parked on the north side.  Just one of the perks of having a disabled parking sticker...and misusing it!

I feel bad for those vehicles that use their disabled parking stickers responsibly to save an extra step or park close to a ramp.  This is truly a case of how one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch!

Until next time...


Chris Morales, Toronto

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