Proper Use of Tags
We must live in the town of handicapped persons, for I see so many cars with the handicap tags hanging on the rear-view mirror. If you watch, you’ll see that persons who alight from those autos are not handicapped.
Now please, don’t get me wrong; there must be a handicapped person in the household, but it appears that most persons are under the opinion that, as long as they have the tag, they can use it at any time, regardless of whether or not the handicapped person is in the car.
Their belief is incorrect, since the sticker is issued to the handicapped person and no one else in the family. One sees this violation at the health center and grocery stores, but I am certain the law is abused elsewhere.
I am also wondering where the police are to monitor this violation. I personally think the signs posted for the fines for misuse are worthless, for there is no enforcement. I wish the state would instruct the person/persons as to the proper use, which would allow the really handicapped persons to use the parking spaces set aside for their use.
Raymond M. Anderson
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