Be considerate of the disabled in parking lots

05/14/2014 2:05 PM

05/14/2014 10:00 AM

On May 9, my paraplegic daughter went to the emergency room at UC Davis Medical Center. All handicapped parking spaces were full, so she parked diagonally across two regular parking spaces to allow her the room to get her wheelchair in and out.

Upon returning to her car, she found two notes on her windshield full of scathing remarks, expletives and insinuations of how inconsiderate she was to take up two parking spaces. In addition, one of the notes said her car deserved to be keyed -- and the entire length of the passenger side was.

So who were the inconsiderate here? Did they not look to see the wheelchair insignia on her handicapped license plate or the permanent hand controls in the car? Handicapped people need other options when their parking spaces are full. California law allows this. Please take notice.

-- Patricia Vine, Ringwood, N.J.

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