Would you park in a handicap park, even if it was for a second?

@kynni204 (2031)
United States
April 5, 2007 7:57pm CST
What do you think of people taking up the handicap parks that are not disabled? Would you park there if you were the only one in the parking lot. Where are your morals? What if you were only going to be there for a minute?
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8 responses
• United States
7 Apr 07
I would never intentionally park in a handicap space. It's the wrong thing to do and the fines here in New Jersey are $150. One time I accidently parked in a handicap space at the local Sav-A-Lot Super Market and when I came back to my car someone left a nasty note on my windshield. They must have been really pissed off because there were plenty of open handicap spaces available. Lloyd
@kynni204 (2031)
• United States
1 May 07
A nasty note.. thats funny...you sure it was a mistake...lol
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• United States
2 May 07
Lol. It was definately a mistake. I would never want to piss of them off. There was just so many spaces. I thought that I had parked just to the right of one of them. Lloyd
@Denmarkguy (1845)
• United States
10 Apr 07
No, absolutely not, not even to just dash out and buy a newspaper from an outside box. Someone might actually NEED that spot, and since I am able bodied, I should be able to drag my able-bodied bum from some other part of the parking lot to the store. I had temporary disabled tags when I had a knee injury, but I STILL didn't use the handicapped spaces, although I did cruise the parking lot a little longer to try to find a space by the front door. Most of the time, I just choose the first open space I see near the end of where the cars start getting "densely packed." I can use the exercise-- I sit to much, as is.
@kynni204 (2031)
• United States
17 May 07
thx
• United States
6 Apr 07
I would never park in a handi-cap spot because I am not handi-capped. Plus the fines are atrocious if you are caught! I don't think it is worth it. And I can always use a little walking excercise anyway-LOL. Even if I had to stop only for a minute as you said-maybe to run and drop off a piece of mail or something...still no. I don't even park there when the business is closed!
@kynni204 (2031)
• United States
7 Apr 07
Good morals
@bad1981 (799)
• United States
6 Apr 07
I do because I have a slip saying i can but I leave the upfront closest ones for the other people more in need.
@kynni204 (2031)
• United States
6 Apr 07
That's considerate of you
• United States
6 Apr 07
In our town its a 100 fine to park in a handicap if your not handicap. So i dont think so.
@kynni204 (2031)
• United States
6 Apr 07
I think there is a fine everywhere, but people still sneek and do it. I don't think the parking guards or police check for that often. They probably just assume people have more common courtesy than that.
@Michele21 (3094)
• United States
6 Apr 07
No I never would. I don't mind walking the extra few (or many ) steps. I would hate to do it and then have a handicap person come along and have to park far away and have a harder time getting in to the store. I like the exerrsice so I usually park farther away...unless it is really hot outside =)
@kynni204 (2031)
• United States
6 Apr 07
We all could us e the extra work-out. I have seen a handicap person call someone a name for taking her spot for no unnecessarily
@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
6 Apr 07
I would like to think I wouldn't park in a handicap spot. I haven't yet in my life, and hopefully never will. I must admit the local doctor clinic me and my family use, they took away the first two handicap spots and made them expectant mother spots. They are the closest to the door. I am pregnant and use those spots but sometimes feel slightly guilty that they took over handicap spots for that. Especially when I see all the handicap parking slots are full.
@kynni204 (2031)
• United States
6 Apr 07
Well you are pregnant.. but hey you need the exercise!! lol
@Foxxee (3653)
• United States
10 Apr 07
I would never do such a thing. What if a handicapped person came during that time and needed it. I would feel really bad, even if it was for a few seconds. I think it's just lazyness and those special parking spots should only be fore handicapped people and those expecting mothers.