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Posted: 9/9/2010 9:50:22 AM EDT
Okay mom has a permit do to cancer and the surgery.
Was cut darn near all the way across her stomach and everything is weak because of it.
Also has many restrictions on what she can do per the doc.

Can i pull into a disabled parking space to drop her off?
I do pull into one to pick her up as i have to use a step to help her get in.

Reason i am asking is the parking lot guy at her work is starting to give her/us a little heat because of what i am doing for her.
Have looked at the ADA site but i get a bit confused with everything that is there.

Thanks
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 10:02:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By akcaribouhunter:
Okay mom has a permit do to cancer and the surgery.
Was cut darn near all the way across her stomach and everything is weak because of it.
Also has many restrictions on what she can do per the doc.

Can i pull into a disabled parking space to drop her off?
I do pull into one to pick her up as i have to use a step to help her get in.

Reason i am asking is the parking lot guy at her work is starting to give her/us a little heat because of what i am doing for her.
Have looked at the ADA site but i get a bit confused with everything that is there.

Thanks


'parking lot guy' ... ? You mean the security guard?

TRG
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 10:03:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2010 10:04:34 AM EDT by elvia]
Does she have a disabled hanger to put on the mirror?
If so, put it on your mirror when dropping off and picking her up.

If you don't have one, have her doctor get her one
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 10:04:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:
Originally Posted By akcaribouhunter:
Okay mom has a permit do to cancer and the surgery.
Was cut darn near all the way across her stomach and everything is weak because of it.
Also has many restrictions on what she can do per the doc.

Can i pull into a disabled parking space to drop her off?
I do pull into one to pick her up as i have to use a step to help her get in.

Reason i am asking is the parking lot guy at her work is starting to give her/us a little heat because of what i am doing for her.
Have looked at the ADA site but i get a bit confused with everything that is there.

Thanks


'parking lot guy' ... ? You mean the security guard?

TRG


It is at a school so would call him a crossing guard.
It is right in front of the school.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 10:06:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By elvia:
Does she have a disabled hanger to put on the mirror?
If so, put it on your mirror when dropping off and picking her up.

If you don't have one, have her doctor get her one


Thanks she does have one.
I have been putting it on the mirror when dropping her off and picking up

Thanks.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 10:13:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By akcaribouhunter:
Originally Posted By elvia:
Does she have a disabled hanger to put on the mirror?
If so, put it on your mirror when dropping off and picking her up.

If you don't have one, have her doctor get her one


Thanks she does have one.
I have been putting it on the mirror when dropping her off and picking up

Thanks.


You are perfectly legal as long as she is the one being transported. My wife has a permit that she uses only when taking her mother to the doctor, store, etc.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 10:18:35 AM EDT
Originally Posted By EOD_Guy:
Originally Posted By akcaribouhunter:
Originally Posted By elvia:
Does she have a disabled hanger to put on the mirror?
If so, put it on your mirror when dropping off and picking her up.

If you don't have one, have her doctor get her one


Thanks she does have one.
I have been putting it on the mirror when dropping her off and picking up

Thanks.


You are perfectly legal as long as she is the one being transported. My wife has a permit that she uses only when taking her mother to the doctor, store, etc.


Thanks everybody.
If the guy gives any more trouble will let some poeple know.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 10:51:00 AM EDT
In most states you need a special permit from the Dept of Motor Vehicles, which will be based on info from her doctor.

AFAIK if you are transporting the handicapped person (with the permit) you are entitled to park in the HP spaces. If she isn't with you or you aren't in the process of picking her up, you can't use the HP spaces.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 11:12:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By elvia:
Does she have a disabled hanger to put on the mirror?
If so, put it on your mirror when dropping off and picking her up.

If you don't have one, have her doctor get her one


Usually you need the doctors note to get the H/C tag from DMV.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 11:18:06 AM EDT
What does you state's vehicle code say? My guess is that you are not doing anything illegal.

There is a federal statute dealing with the disclosure of medical information. A parking lot attendant hardly fits the definition of someone entitled to such info. So if you have a valid state issued handicap permit, and your state law supports your acts, he is way out of line. No one, except law enforcement/courts, has a right to question your use of the space.

I have a permit and use it a lot since most of the places I go always have plenty of open spaces. I have a friend in an electric wheelchair as the result of childhood polio. He rightfully uses the handicap spaces, but could park anywhere with side access and ride that chair for miles.

p.s. Did this guy get fired from his WalMart greeter position for forcing someone to blade at 45degrees?
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 2:35:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2010 2:36:32 PM EDT by TitleII]
Don't research the ADA. Research your states law concerning disabled parking. Although all states have reciprocity for the tags, all states law vary. I'm in Florida. What you are doing would be perfectly legal here but you need to your states law. Most state DMV websites are pretty clear when it comes to disabled parking.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 9:25:26 PM EDT
Mom does have a permit from the state that the doc sent all the info in for.

Only time we have used it is when she is in the vehicle.
Am now looking at the state info.

Thanks everybody.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 2:17:07 PM EDT
Tell the asshole to pound sand. You're fine.
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