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More spaces for disabled motorists across Burnley and Rossendale

Lancashire Telegraph: More spaces for disabled motorists across Burnley and Rossendale More spaces for disabled motorists across Burnley and Rossendale

EXTRA parking for disabled drivers is being created in 30 locations across Burnley and Rossendale amid a growing demand for spaces.

Some motorists are seeking exemptions for major routes such as Coal Clough Lane, Kiddrow Lane, Branch Road, Colne Road and Briercliffe Road.

But others are in more out-of-the-way locations such as Garden Street in Padiham, off St Matthew Street in Rosehill and Hind Street, Duke Bar.

Only one application has been received for the Rossendale valley, for a bay in Tonacliffe Road, Whitworth.

Richard Jones, the county council’s environment director, said in a report: “In this case the applicants have met all the requirements for the provision of a disabled parking bay and no objections have been received during the consultation process.”

He told councillors that the provision of the bays had been prompted by a ‘high demand for kerbside parking and the limited mobility of the applicants’.

Around £3,500 will be spent on establishing the dedicated bays, which will be met from the county council’s highway maintenance budget.

Another programme to improve highway safety along several key roads in Burnley has been rubberstamped by the authority.

No waiting restrictions have been approved for Briercliffe Road, near Netherwood Street, South Drive and Victoria Road in Padiham, and Brownside Road in Worsthorne.

Particular problems have also been noted with ‘obstructive parking’ in Pratt Street, Horton Avenue and part of Marsden Road, where similar measures will be introduced.

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5:29pm Thu 14 Jun 12

Smoking Area says...

Why bother?
The fake disabled will take the spaces and the real disabled will continue to suffer.

Did you know a car obtained under the DLA/Mobility scheme is only insured when the disabled person is in the car or the one of the two authorised driver is driving the car for the direct benefit of the disabled person.

Maybe Mobility Scheme cars should have a tag on them because when BMW's are being driven at 2am with 5 youngsters in it, it is likely not to be on the business of the disabled person and technically uninsured at the time.
Why bother? The fake disabled will take the spaces and the real disabled will continue to suffer. Did you know a car obtained under the DLA/Mobility scheme is only insured when the disabled person is in the car or the one of the two authorised driver is driving the car for the direct benefit of the disabled person. Maybe Mobility Scheme cars should have a tag on them because when BMW's are being driven at 2am with 5 youngsters in it, it is likely not to be on the business of the disabled person and technically uninsured at the time. Smoking Area
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6:05pm Thu 14 Jun 12

everywhere is sh1t says...

there is nothing wrong with 90% of disabled drivers ,they park where they want ,it dont matter if parked dangerously and they walk all round town
there is nothing wrong with 90% of disabled drivers ,they park where they want ,it dont matter if parked dangerously and they walk all round town everywhere is sh1t
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6:30pm Thu 14 Jun 12

Stuart Farquar says...

everywhere is sh1t wrote:
there is nothing wrong with 90% of disabled drivers ,they park where they want ,it dont matter if parked dangerously and they walk all round town
Of course they 'walk' all round town.. How do you expect them to shop if they don't 'walk' ?
[quote][p][bold]everywhere is sh1t[/bold] wrote: there is nothing wrong with 90% of disabled drivers ,they park where they want ,it dont matter if parked dangerously and they walk all round town[/p][/quote]Of course they 'walk' all round town.. How do you expect them to shop if they don't 'walk' ? Stuart Farquar
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7:49pm Thu 14 Jun 12

davidinburnley says...

Perhaps is would be a better investment if someone was employed to catch and fine those that use disabled spaces when they have no right to - thereby preventing genuine disabled users from getting a space. Next time you nip to Asda etc, just have a look how many cars in disabled bays are actually displaying a blue badge and notice the people getting in and out of the cars. It will come as no surpise that many of them are young and obviously not disabled and are parking there out of sheer disregard for the rules.
Perhaps is would be a better investment if someone was employed to catch and fine those that use disabled spaces when they have no right to - thereby preventing genuine disabled users from getting a space. Next time you nip to Asda etc, just have a look how many cars in disabled bays are actually displaying a blue badge and notice the people getting in and out of the cars. It will come as no surpise that many of them are young and obviously not disabled and are parking there out of sheer disregard for the rules. davidinburnley
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8:16pm Thu 14 Jun 12

everywhere is sh1t says...

davidinburnley wrote:
Perhaps is would be a better investment if someone was employed to catch and fine those that use disabled spaces when they have no right to - thereby preventing genuine disabled users from getting a space. Next time you nip to Asda etc, just have a look how many cars in disabled bays are actually displaying a blue badge and notice the people getting in and out of the cars. It will come as no surpise that many of them are young and obviously not disabled and are parking there out of sheer disregard for the rules.
when i worked for b&q we where told by a group of disabled bodied people that they dont want discriminating against just because they where disabled yet they dont mind when it comes to parking ,and as for asda it is the same with the parents parking spaces being taken by disabled
[quote][p][bold]davidinburnley[/bold] wrote: Perhaps is would be a better investment if someone was employed to catch and fine those that use disabled spaces when they have no right to - thereby preventing genuine disabled users from getting a space. Next time you nip to Asda etc, just have a look how many cars in disabled bays are actually displaying a blue badge and notice the people getting in and out of the cars. It will come as no surpise that many of them are young and obviously not disabled and are parking there out of sheer disregard for the rules.[/p][/quote]when i worked for b&q we where told by a group of disabled bodied people that they dont want discriminating against just because they where disabled yet they dont mind when it comes to parking ,and as for asda it is the same with the parents parking spaces being taken by disabled everywhere is sh1t
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8:22pm Thu 14 Jun 12

DaveBurnley says...

These spaces don't sound like they are the ones you find in main streets which are provided for any disabled driver.


I think they refer to the individual spaces in front of people's homes where individuals ask for a reserved space to be marked out specially.

I don't really think that there is much of a problem with this type of space, although I do agree that the in town spaces are frequently abused.
These spaces don't sound like they are the ones you find in main streets which are provided for any disabled driver. I think they refer to the individual spaces in front of people's homes where individuals ask for a reserved space to be marked out specially. I don't really think that there is much of a problem with this type of space, although I do agree that the in town spaces are frequently abused. DaveBurnley
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8:51pm Thu 14 Jun 12

2 for 5p says...

Bring back the light blue disabled carages
Bring back the light blue disabled carages 2 for 5p
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8:59pm Thu 14 Jun 12

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

2 for 5p wrote:
Bring back the light blue disabled carages
I agree, it would soon sort out who was disabled
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: Bring back the light blue disabled carages[/p][/quote]I agree, it would soon sort out who was disabled Michael@ClitheroeSince58
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9:20pm Thu 14 Jun 12

Stuart Farquar says...

2 for 5p wrote:
Bring back the light blue disabled carages
LOL They were mingin
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: Bring back the light blue disabled carages[/p][/quote]LOL They were mingin Stuart Farquar
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9:20pm Thu 14 Jun 12

DaveBurnley says...

2 for 5p wrote:
Bring back the light blue disabled carages
How would you expect to fit one of the obese lumps you see driving nowadays into one of those little cars??
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: Bring back the light blue disabled carages[/p][/quote]How would you expect to fit one of the obese lumps you see driving nowadays into one of those little cars?? DaveBurnley
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9:22pm Thu 14 Jun 12

prince of darkness says...

davidinburnley wrote:
Perhaps is would be a better investment if someone was employed to catch and fine those that use disabled spaces when they have no right to - thereby preventing genuine disabled users from getting a space. Next time you nip to Asda etc, just have a look how many cars in disabled bays are actually displaying a blue badge and notice the people getting in and out of the cars. It will come as no surpise that many of them are young and obviously not disabled and are parking there out of sheer disregard for the rules.
Totaly aggree they are always full with very few blue badges.Also the person who has the badge allocated for is not in the vehicle. Totaly abused Same at St Peters car park. Cars parked in disabled area drivers popped in for workout at Gym. Reason people park there is that normal parking bays are too small. That is unless you are so thin you can get in out of your car. Fix this then people might park in correct parking bays just a thought.
[quote][p][bold]davidinburnley[/bold] wrote: Perhaps is would be a better investment if someone was employed to catch and fine those that use disabled spaces when they have no right to - thereby preventing genuine disabled users from getting a space. Next time you nip to Asda etc, just have a look how many cars in disabled bays are actually displaying a blue badge and notice the people getting in and out of the cars. It will come as no surpise that many of them are young and obviously not disabled and are parking there out of sheer disregard for the rules.[/p][/quote]Totaly aggree they are always full with very few blue badges.Also the person who has the badge allocated for is not in the vehicle. Totaly abused Same at St Peters car park. Cars parked in disabled area drivers popped in for workout at Gym. Reason people park there is that normal parking bays are too small. That is unless you are so thin you can get in out of your car. Fix this then people might park in correct parking bays just a thought. prince of darkness
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9:25pm Thu 14 Jun 12

Stuart Farquar says...

DaveBurnley wrote:
2 for 5p wrote: Bring back the light blue disabled carages
How would you expect to fit one of the obese lumps you see driving nowadays into one of those little cars??
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[quote][p][bold]DaveBurnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: Bring back the light blue disabled carages[/p][/quote]How would you expect to fit one of the obese lumps you see driving nowadays into one of those little cars??[/p][/quote]http://1.2.3.10/bmi/ farm3.static.flickr. com/2129/1591821430_ 6fed9e714a.jpg Stuart Farquar
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9:39pm Thu 14 Jun 12

brian jones says...

Will these be proper bays, with a TRO, or will they simply be advisory?
Will these be proper bays, with a TRO, or will they simply be advisory? brian jones
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9:43pm Thu 14 Jun 12

brian jones says...

davidinburnley wrote:
Perhaps is would be a better investment if someone was employed to catch and fine those that use disabled spaces when they have no right to - thereby preventing genuine disabled users from getting a space. Next time you nip to Asda etc, just have a look how many cars in disabled bays are actually displaying a blue badge and notice the people getting in and out of the cars. It will come as no surpise that many of them are young and obviously not disabled and are parking there out of sheer disregard for the rules.
The lack of a blue badge on a private car park means nothing. The person may be disabled but not have one, or might just not be displaying it. Disabled bays on private land are there for ALL disabled people, not just those who hold a blue badge. For a landowner to insist otherwise would be a breach of the Equality Act. Also, if you think about it, there may be blue badge holders using those spaces who don't need to on that specific occasion, but they do because it's their 'right'. Perhaps they should be more considerate, too?
[quote][p][bold]davidinburnley[/bold] wrote: Perhaps is would be a better investment if someone was employed to catch and fine those that use disabled spaces when they have no right to - thereby preventing genuine disabled users from getting a space. Next time you nip to Asda etc, just have a look how many cars in disabled bays are actually displaying a blue badge and notice the people getting in and out of the cars. It will come as no surpise that many of them are young and obviously not disabled and are parking there out of sheer disregard for the rules.[/p][/quote]The lack of a blue badge on a private car park means nothing. The person may be disabled but not have one, or might just not be displaying it. Disabled bays on private land are there for ALL disabled people, not just those who hold a blue badge. For a landowner to insist otherwise would be a breach of the Equality Act. Also, if you think about it, there may be blue badge holders using those spaces who don't need to on that specific occasion, but they do because it's their 'right'. Perhaps they should be more considerate, too? brian jones
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9:49pm Thu 14 Jun 12

2 for 5p says...

If the mobility cars were the blue invilid carages it would cut down on people getting them fraudulently.
If the mobility cars were the blue invilid carages it would cut down on people getting them fraudulently. 2 for 5p
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9:52pm Thu 14 Jun 12

Stuart Farquar says...

2 for 5p wrote:
If the mobility cars were the blue invilid carages it would cut down on people getting them fraudulently.
I think they had to do away with them as the steering column kept breaking and there were to many accidents lol
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: If the mobility cars were the blue invilid carages it would cut down on people getting them fraudulently.[/p][/quote]I think they had to do away with them as the steering column kept breaking and there were to many accidents lol Stuart Farquar
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6:31am Fri 15 Jun 12

Wyn says...

You have to receive high rate mobility component of DLA to be eligible for a motability car. Not all with blue badges have an obvious disability. They may have a heart condition or some other 'invisible disability'. Not all those with a badge use wheelchairs or walk with a stick. However, I do agree that this system is hugely abused especially at Asda in Burnley - go to Asda at Colne and you will always find a space for the disabled. Young people do abuse the system, they get a badge from somewhere and stick it in the car to use the cashpoint at Asda. It's the same in the town centre. There needs to be a tightening up of the system and more checks done. I have a badge due to one of the 'invisible' health conditions, I cannot walk very far without pain and breathlessness. I do not limp, use a wheelchair or even look disabled and I have been verbally abused on several occasions when using a space for a disabled car. I do agree with most of the comments here.
You have to receive high rate mobility component of DLA to be eligible for a motability car. Not all with blue badges have an obvious disability. They may have a heart condition or some other 'invisible disability'. Not all those with a badge use wheelchairs or walk with a stick. However, I do agree that this system is hugely abused especially at Asda in Burnley - go to Asda at Colne and you will always find a space for the disabled. Young people do abuse the system, they get a badge from somewhere and stick it in the car to use the cashpoint at Asda. It's the same in the town centre. There needs to be a tightening up of the system and more checks done. I have a badge due to one of the 'invisible' health conditions, I cannot walk very far without pain and breathlessness. I do not limp, use a wheelchair or even look disabled and I have been verbally abused on several occasions when using a space for a disabled car. I do agree with most of the comments here. Wyn
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1:29pm Fri 15 Jun 12

disgusted tunbridge wells says...

Is there anybody who isn't disabled now ?
Is there anybody who isn't disabled now ? disgusted tunbridge wells
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11:50pm Fri 15 Jun 12

Good call says...

To all the posters on here going on about people abusing the blue badge/motability system,if it is bothering you that much and you have evidence, go to your nearest police station.
To all the posters on here going on about people abusing the blue badge/motability system,if it is bothering you that much and you have evidence, go to your nearest police station. Good call
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9:45am Sat 16 Jun 12

TheReality says...

Good call wrote:
To all the posters on here going on about people abusing the blue badge/motability system,if it is bothering you that much and you have evidence, go to your nearest police station.
Its not an offence the police would do anything about, they won't even enforce double yellow offences much.

I have very little time for disabled bays (due to abuse of the system) but do try to respect them for the times that someone is genuinely in need of one.

The major issue nowadays is that the government give out blue badges like dolly mixtures. I regularly see spry looking people entering and exiting cars displaying blue badges parking in designated bays and also pretty much where they like in high street. Its this behaviour and willingness to hand these permits out that makes people much more jaded and willing to park in these spots.

I am not saying that its right I am simply pointing out the cause. However despite the glut of badges and the blatant disregard with which some cars are parked, able people will always park in these spaces because they have no respect for each other any more and care only about themselves.

I think one of the most stupid things I have ever seen has to be at ASDA in Rawtenstall where they have about 30 motorbike spaces closer to the door than the disabled bays! Worse still they are always empty.

Parent and child spaces should be gone altogether, they are ridiculous and I park in them without a second thought. If some woman what's to bang out a load of kids that's up to them but don't expect to get preferential treatment. And to the people that will undoubtedly reply with "its better than them banging in to your doors", well people do that anyway! (see above about respect for others)

Bottom line is the government needs to get a grip of the badge system and stop handing them out to people who just like ramming cake in their face. Start prosecuting people who either abuse the badge or park in the spaces without one. Will they do this? No! And Why? Because a lot of lazy little piggies would have to get off their fat backsides and get a job, and that's a vote loser right there! So lets just throw some money at it that we can ill afford by painting up the streets and car parks with more stupidity.
[quote][p][bold]Good call[/bold] wrote: To all the posters on here going on about people abusing the blue badge/motability system,if it is bothering you that much and you have evidence, go to your nearest police station.[/p][/quote]Its not an offence the police would do anything about, they won't even enforce double yellow offences much. I have very little time for disabled bays (due to abuse of the system) but do try to respect them for the times that someone is genuinely in need of one. The major issue nowadays is that the government give out blue badges like dolly mixtures. I regularly see spry looking people entering and exiting cars displaying blue badges parking in designated bays and also pretty much where they like in high street. Its this behaviour and willingness to hand these permits out that makes people much more jaded and willing to park in these spots. I am not saying that its right I am simply pointing out the cause. However despite the glut of badges and the blatant disregard with which some cars are parked, able people will always park in these spaces because they have no respect for each other any more and care only about themselves. I think one of the most stupid things I have ever seen has to be at ASDA in Rawtenstall where they have about 30 motorbike spaces closer to the door than the disabled bays! Worse still they are always empty. Parent and child spaces should be gone altogether, they are ridiculous and I park in them without a second thought. If some woman what's to bang out a load of kids that's up to them but don't expect to get preferential treatment. And to the people that will undoubtedly reply with "its better than them banging in to your doors", well people do that anyway! (see above about respect for others) Bottom line is the government needs to get a grip of the badge system and stop handing them out to people who just like ramming cake in their face. Start prosecuting people who either abuse the badge or park in the spaces without one. Will they do this? No! And Why? Because a lot of lazy little piggies would have to get off their fat backsides and get a job, and that's a vote loser right there! So lets just throw some money at it that we can ill afford by painting up the streets and car parks with more stupidity. TheReality
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10:10am Sat 16 Jun 12

Good call says...

TheReality wrote:
Good call wrote:
To all the posters on here going on about people abusing the blue badge/motability system,if it is bothering you that much and you have evidence, go to your nearest police station.
Its not an offence the police would do anything about, they won't even enforce double yellow offences much.

I have very little time for disabled bays (due to abuse of the system) but do try to respect them for the times that someone is genuinely in need of one.

The major issue nowadays is that the government give out blue badges like dolly mixtures. I regularly see spry looking people entering and exiting cars displaying blue badges parking in designated bays and also pretty much where they like in high street. Its this behaviour and willingness to hand these permits out that makes people much more jaded and willing to park in these spots.

I am not saying that its right I am simply pointing out the cause. However despite the glut of badges and the blatant disregard with which some cars are parked, able people will always park in these spaces because they have no respect for each other any more and care only about themselves.

I think one of the most stupid things I have ever seen has to be at ASDA in Rawtenstall where they have about 30 motorbike spaces closer to the door than the disabled bays! Worse still they are always empty.

Parent and child spaces should be gone altogether, they are ridiculous and I park in them without a second thought. If some woman what's to bang out a load of kids that's up to them but don't expect to get preferential treatment. And to the people that will undoubtedly reply with "its better than them banging in to your doors", well people do that anyway! (see above about respect for others)

Bottom line is the government needs to get a grip of the badge system and stop handing them out to people who just like ramming cake in their face. Start prosecuting people who either abuse the badge or park in the spaces without one. Will they do this? No! And Why? Because a lot of lazy little piggies would have to get off their fat backsides and get a job, and that's a vote loser right there! So lets just throw some money at it that we can ill afford by painting up the streets and car parks with more stupidity.
Christ your going on about benefit scroungers.There are other things that are costing this country a lot more than "benefit scroungers".
[quote][p][bold]TheReality[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Good call[/bold] wrote: To all the posters on here going on about people abusing the blue badge/motability system,if it is bothering you that much and you have evidence, go to your nearest police station.[/p][/quote]Its not an offence the police would do anything about, they won't even enforce double yellow offences much. I have very little time for disabled bays (due to abuse of the system) but do try to respect them for the times that someone is genuinely in need of one. The major issue nowadays is that the government give out blue badges like dolly mixtures. I regularly see spry looking people entering and exiting cars displaying blue badges parking in designated bays and also pretty much where they like in high street. Its this behaviour and willingness to hand these permits out that makes people much more jaded and willing to park in these spots. I am not saying that its right I am simply pointing out the cause. However despite the glut of badges and the blatant disregard with which some cars are parked, able people will always park in these spaces because they have no respect for each other any more and care only about themselves. I think one of the most stupid things I have ever seen has to be at ASDA in Rawtenstall where they have about 30 motorbike spaces closer to the door than the disabled bays! Worse still they are always empty. Parent and child spaces should be gone altogether, they are ridiculous and I park in them without a second thought. If some woman what's to bang out a load of kids that's up to them but don't expect to get preferential treatment. And to the people that will undoubtedly reply with "its better than them banging in to your doors", well people do that anyway! (see above about respect for others) Bottom line is the government needs to get a grip of the badge system and stop handing them out to people who just like ramming cake in their face. Start prosecuting people who either abuse the badge or park in the spaces without one. Will they do this? No! And Why? Because a lot of lazy little piggies would have to get off their fat backsides and get a job, and that's a vote loser right there! So lets just throw some money at it that we can ill afford by painting up the streets and car parks with more stupidity.[/p][/quote]Christ your going on about benefit scroungers.There are other things that are costing this country a lot more than "benefit scroungers". Good call
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10:23am Sat 16 Jun 12

TheReality says...

Yes I agree Good Call there are other things but it would seem very random and off topic if I were to discuss the merits of the Jubilee or the Olympic Games with respect to the god awful waste of money that they were/are. Also I was "going on" about Disability fakers actually! Not Benefit Scroungers - that's a whole other topic.
Yes I agree Good Call there are other things but it would seem very random and off topic if I were to discuss the merits of the Jubilee or the Olympic Games with respect to the god awful waste of money that they were/are. Also I was "going on" about Disability fakers actually! Not Benefit Scroungers - that's a whole other topic. TheReality
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3:41pm Sat 16 Jun 12

Stuart Farquar says...

Good call wrote:
TheReality wrote:
Good call wrote: To all the posters on here going on about people abusing the blue badge/motability system,if it is bothering you that much and you have evidence, go to your nearest police station.
Its not an offence the police would do anything about, they won't even enforce double yellow offences much. I have very little time for disabled bays (due to abuse of the system) but do try to respect them for the times that someone is genuinely in need of one. The major issue nowadays is that the government give out blue badges like dolly mixtures. I regularly see spry looking people entering and exiting cars displaying blue badges parking in designated bays and also pretty much where they like in high street. Its this behaviour and willingness to hand these permits out that makes people much more jaded and willing to park in these spots. I am not saying that its right I am simply pointing out the cause. However despite the glut of badges and the blatant disregard with which some cars are parked, able people will always park in these spaces because they have no respect for each other any more and care only about themselves. I think one of the most stupid things I have ever seen has to be at ASDA in Rawtenstall where they have about 30 motorbike spaces closer to the door than the disabled bays! Worse still they are always empty. Parent and child spaces should be gone altogether, they are ridiculous and I park in them without a second thought. If some woman what's to bang out a load of kids that's up to them but don't expect to get preferential treatment. And to the people that will undoubtedly reply with "its better than them banging in to your doors", well people do that anyway! (see above about respect for others) Bottom line is the government needs to get a grip of the badge system and stop handing them out to people who just like ramming cake in their face. Start prosecuting people who either abuse the badge or park in the spaces without one. Will they do this? No! And Why? Because a lot of lazy little piggies would have to get off their fat backsides and get a job, and that's a vote loser right there! So lets just throw some money at it that we can ill afford by painting up the streets and car parks with more stupidity.
Christ your going on about benefit scroungers.There are other things that are costing this country a lot more than "benefit scroungers".
Hear Hear !!
[quote][p][bold]Good call[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheReality[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Good call[/bold] wrote: To all the posters on here going on about people abusing the blue badge/motability system,if it is bothering you that much and you have evidence, go to your nearest police station.[/p][/quote]Its not an offence the police would do anything about, they won't even enforce double yellow offences much. I have very little time for disabled bays (due to abuse of the system) but do try to respect them for the times that someone is genuinely in need of one. The major issue nowadays is that the government give out blue badges like dolly mixtures. I regularly see spry looking people entering and exiting cars displaying blue badges parking in designated bays and also pretty much where they like in high street. Its this behaviour and willingness to hand these permits out that makes people much more jaded and willing to park in these spots. I am not saying that its right I am simply pointing out the cause. However despite the glut of badges and the blatant disregard with which some cars are parked, able people will always park in these spaces because they have no respect for each other any more and care only about themselves. I think one of the most stupid things I have ever seen has to be at ASDA in Rawtenstall where they have about 30 motorbike spaces closer to the door than the disabled bays! Worse still they are always empty. Parent and child spaces should be gone altogether, they are ridiculous and I park in them without a second thought. If some woman what's to bang out a load of kids that's up to them but don't expect to get preferential treatment. And to the people that will undoubtedly reply with "its better than them banging in to your doors", well people do that anyway! (see above about respect for others) Bottom line is the government needs to get a grip of the badge system and stop handing them out to people who just like ramming cake in their face. Start prosecuting people who either abuse the badge or park in the spaces without one. Will they do this? No! And Why? Because a lot of lazy little piggies would have to get off their fat backsides and get a job, and that's a vote loser right there! So lets just throw some money at it that we can ill afford by painting up the streets and car parks with more stupidity.[/p][/quote]Christ your going on about benefit scroungers.There are other things that are costing this country a lot more than "benefit scroungers".[/p][/quote]Hear Hear !! Stuart Farquar
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