This is the second time that my dad, who is 77, a little bit forgetful and suffers with COPD, has been ticketed for not displaying his disabled badge at the Willow Brook Centre in Bradley Stoke.
I agree, it’s a good thing to fine non badge carriers, but please can we show some initiative and empathy for genuine disabled badge carriers who [after finding they have been given a penalty notice] rush straight back into the shopping centre to show the badge they have absentmindedly forgotten to display, only to be met with the jobsworth attitude of: “There’s nothing I can do, you’ll have to pay the fine of £60.”
Please, please can we have a little commonsense. Do these people not realise what major upset this can cause an elderly person, not in full health? Let alone the financial hardship!
I say to my dad: “Just leave your badge on display at all times.” But it’s true what he says about possible break ins! That would cost him £200, to have his car window replaced, in excesses.
I wouldn’t mind as much, but the letters they receive from the parking company are quite threatening.
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