I’ve learned to lower my allotment of f*cks to give as I’ve gotten older, but seeing people with no disabilities using handicapped parking spaces really grinds my gears. I see this all over the place including at least once a week at my kid’s school.
You may be thinking, how do I know whether they’re handicapped or not? I don’t, and I’m aware some people have hidden ailments that aren’t easily identifiable. But not appropriately displaying a duly issued handicapped parking permit is reason enough for me. And it’s usually repeat offenders that use these spaces for dropping off and/or picking up.
I have family members who legitimately rely on these valuable spaces. The last thing I want to see is people normalizing using handicapped spaces for quick errands.
Disabled parking abuse occurs whenever someone who does not have a disability parks in a handicap space. Or when placards are loaned out to those who are not disabled.
Most municipalities have ways of reporting obvious handicap parking abuse. If you see this in Florida and want to do something about it, you can fill out FLHSMV’s Disabled Parking Abuse Complaint Form.