I really am not sure why some people feel that they can disrespect anyone with a disability by parking in a posted Disabled Parking space.
I have posted before about Hartford Police cruisers parked in a posted Disabled Parking Space.http://wethepeoplehartford.blogspot.com/2011/07/wrong-wrong-wrong-and-finallywrong.html
I have posted about the State Representative in the Dunkin Donuts disabled spot for convenience , who was in a hurry to get his afternoon coffeehttp://wethepeoplehartford.blogspot.com/2015/01/dont-dent-my-shiny-bmw.html
People parking in disabled spots without a permit has been one of my pet peeves for a while. (To be politically correct, they aren't referred to as "Handicap spots" any more, they are disabled persons parking spots)
Even more recently, it was reported that the Commissioner of Connecticut's Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Public Protection (used to known as the State Police Commissioner) Doris Schriro was photographed parking in a disabled parking space at a State Police barracks, reportedly because she was in a hurry to catch a flight from Bradley. Reportedly she made a donation to a non-profit that deals with the disabled, I guess that makes her indiscretion all right, too bad for the person that might actually need a disabled spot
But lets forget about political correctness, lets focus on human decency. I was extremely disgusted today when I went for a medical appointment at the Armory Medical Building on Farmington Avenue in West Hartford. The posted disabled parking spaces at the front of the building were all occupied by vehicles properly displaying the disabled hang tag permits, as required by law.
That is all except the UPS truck taking a disabled space for his deliveries, as shown in the pictures above. There is no excuse for such ignorance. Since having my stroke last July, I would gladly give up my disabled parking space and permit to be able to walk the length of a parking lot to get inside.
Those spaces are designated for a reason and I don't think the reasons include making it more convenient to get your afternoon coffee or being able to make our UPS deliveries quicker.
I just hope none of you, or anyone you care about, needs a disabled parking space for legitimate reasons, then you might just appreciate why they are there.