SOME disabilites are invisible -please only report actual FRAUD
SOME disabilites are invisible -please only report actual FRAUD. \r\n\r\nThis site will lose its credibility and dilute the value is has for reporting fraud and abuse if people just "think" someone is fraudulenly using a handicap placard. If someone has an invisible disability, such as a brain injury or back injury where symptoms my not be visible to an outside observer, then their VALID handicap placard could mistakenly get reported.\r\n\r\nI havd both brain and back injury... on good days I may not park in a handicap spot, or I might... depends. But I'm still 100% permanently disabled. I may be able to get out of my car , walk into a store and within 5-10 minutes of slow walking, my back will start to spasm. Also, my memory is REALLY BAD, so I often cannot remember where I parked, so even if my back is fine on a certain day, I may "lose" my car; so if I at least know I probably parked in a handicap spot, I can reduce the number of places I have to look for it.\r\n\r\nAlso ... I cannot lift objects over 15 pounds, or do any repetitive bending or twisting... to PREVENT back spasms. So, I will often need assistance from others to deliver packages to my car for me. \r\n\r\nSo please be careful no to misjudge people based on casual observance. I have been reported and stopped by parking enforcement officials to prove I am the rightful user of my permanent handicap placard. While I waz glad people werw enforcing handicap parking, I was also embarassed, because people looking at me being questioned ASSUMED I was guilty of fraud. My neighbors saw this and it was embarrasing, because rather than come to me and ask my side of the story, they continued to assume I was guilty... all because I was falsely accused and THEY were too cowardly to come up and get my side of the story. Also, its a privacy issue, I don't think its anyone's business but mine and my doctor WHY I'm handicapped. I shouldn't have had to go through that because I just happened to be walking upright without limping that day.