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Blue badges.

Here we go, more news and this time on the BBC to get us all hot under the collar.

Seems there is going to be a special task force crack down over blue badge misuse as they are going to extend provision to those with autism and mental health. Am I the only one to be puzzled by this.

Suffering from those conditions is I guess often misunderstood and unappreciated, but disabled parking, really?

News earlier that one of my brothers has just been diagnosed with the early stages of Parkinson's disease. I wonder if he will be eligible for a badge. Only asking. Sad

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Re: Blue badges.

There appears to be a lot of "disabled" Builders !

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Re: Blue badges.

Well if the builder is parked up outside of the job he is doing then that's fair enough, no?

Are you suggesting they also display blue badges, cos' I've never heard of that before so surely not. 

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Cry




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Re: Blue badges.

I am always amazed how many disabled badge holders drive or are passengers in very large German SUV vehicles and Range Rovers. Looking at the average disabled parking area you could easily come to the conclusion that

1. only very rich people are disabled.

2, the motobility scheme has really massively upped its funding.

 

I hobbled over to Boots yesterday to get some Iboprufen tablets for my gout ( having parked in a normal spot) and watched a Range Rover pull into a disabled bay right outside the door ( no one in the vehicle except the driver) - the male driver, about 40 years old literally jumped out of the vehicle and went next door to branch of top-shop ( maybe it was Phillip Green, but he looked too young to be him). 

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Re: Blue badges.

@wotsup   There`s a sticker in some cars....... "Not all disabilities, are visible"... Should all disabled people have to walk with crutches, a white stick, and have a guide dog, to be entitled to a "blue badge" ? 

 

And just because someone has a  "blue badge", does not mean that they have to be poor... Does it  ?

Or are you saying, if you are rich enough to buy, and run, an expensive car/suv and tow an expensive caravan. you should not have a "blue badge"  ?

 

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@shutter 

Last year I think it was, and sat on a bench in town watching the world go by whilst the Mrs did a bit of shopping - and what should pull up in front of me and stop on a double yellow but one of those rather smart SUV type motors with yep, a blue badge. The lady driver looked fit enough to me so there was I thinking cripes another blue badge abuser - so did I feel bad about myself when this little lady all of about four foot tall, disabled and on crutches hop down from on high and make her way over to the butchers nearby. 

It pays not to judge to quickly that's for sure. Embarrassed

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Re: Blue badges.

A while ago I pulled into a mother and child bay at Tesco.

I had my daughter and her two children with me.

A young woman pulled into another bay near mine. As she jumped out of her car I gave her a long accusing stare.

As she walked into the store she turned to me and said "I'm a big kid myself".

There were plenty of spaces elsewhere in the park.

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Re: Blue badges.

Supermarkets are the worst with some people thinking so what, this is not the public highway. Selfish does not begin to describe these self centred morons. 

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@shutter wrote:

@wotsup   There`s a sticker in some cars....... "Not all disabilities, are visible"... Should all disabled people have to walk with crutches, a white stick, and have a guide dog, to be entitled to a "blue badge" ? 

 

And just because someone has a  "blue badge", does not mean that they have to be poor... Does it  ?

Or are you saying, if you are rich enough to buy, and run, an expensive car/suv and tow an expensive caravan. you should not have a "blue badge"  ?


Are you deliberately misunderstanding what I posted ? Just on average alone of the national car base there should be more than half of the cars of less expensive makes in the bays, but by us ( not a rich area ) it is predominantly big German cars and Range Rovers, Looking at the infamous sense of entitlement of big German and  lately Range Rover drivers ( they have their own lane on the motorway ). My wife's ex boss had a big jag or Range Rover  and he was completely able bodied, but fancied a blue badge and dictated letters to my wife to send to his doctor about how he should get one, don't know if money changed hands but would not surprise me. I do look at dashboard of cars in disabled bays often and not many have badges anyway, but who polices disabled bays in shopping centres anyway, I have never seen anyone checking.

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Re: Blue badges.

@wotsup 

 


@wotsup wrote

Are you deliberately misunderstanding what I posted

 


No..... but are you trying to wriggle out of what you actually DID say  ? ?

 

I am always amazed how many disabled badge holders drive or are passengers in very large German SUV vehicles and Range Rovers.

 

 

Looking at the average disabled parking area you could easily come to the conclusion that

1. only very rich people are disabled.

2, the motobility scheme has really massively upped its funding.

 

Can`t see how you think I misunderstood that ......

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Re: Blue badges.

Maybe the Viagra-deficient are now entitled to blue badges, and you know what they say about men in flash cars.

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@wotsup wrote:
Looking at the infamous sense of entitlement of big German and  lately Range Rover drivers ( they have their own lane on the motorway ). My wife's ex boss had a big jag or Range Rover  and he was completely able bodied, but fancied a blue badge and dictated letters to my wife to send to his doctor about how he should get one, don't know if money changed hands but would not surprise me. I do look at dashboard of cars in disabled bays often and not many have badges anyway, but who polices disabled bays in shopping centres anyway, I have never seen anyone checking.

 

Are you even capable of posting without resorting to pigeonholing or stereotyping people?

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Re: Blue badges.

Says the poster who cannot post without having a pop. Funny

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I never stereotype anybody, least of all owners of Audi's that always seem to want drive up my backside. Wink

As for flat cap wearing Fiesta drivers like me driving at 30mph in a.... 30mph zone, perish the thought!