Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sarasota Florida
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Don't hinder a handicapped person.
Beside some "Handicapped" parking spaces is a space that is clearly NOT a parking space. Some people, properly using the handicapped space, need that extra space for deploying a ramp or unloading and loading a wheel chair or powered cart.
In my opinion, the OP deserved his ticket for blocking a handicapped space, whether or not he actually prevented a handicapped person from parking in the adjacent space.
I leave polite reminders on motorcycles I see in such spaces.
If I see a repeat offender (and yes, the word for lawbreaker is "offender"),
I telephone the police and provide the location and license and vehicle data.
Everybody who is walking around today is a "TAB".
Some of us will earn the right to use a handicapped parking spot.
Until YOU acquire that right, please do not interfere with those spots.