Letter: Parking in handicapped spaces inappropriate

Jerry L. Trimble


To the editor:

In response to the letter Neil Hiatt wrote (“Handicap tag no license to use space anytime,” April 18) to complain about misuse of handicap stickers by parking in a handicap parking place, by someone who seemingly is not the person to whom the plate or placard was issued to.

I, like him, have had three low back surgeries with rods and neck surgery where the back of six of the seven vertebrae that we have in the neck were opened to take pressure off the spinal cord from 1989 through 2002. I have severe pain and can only walk with use of a cane.

I have had a handicap placard or plate since the operation in 1995. During this time, I have seen many people doing this over the years. Apparently they are indifferent and calloused enough to not care that truly handicapped people really need these parking spaces.

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