I understand where you are coming from. I would like to point out how this way of thinking affects people such as myself and the OP who live or drive around disabled passengers:greasespot wrote: ↑Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:56 pmIf you dropped him off why wouldn't you park in a regular spot and then leave the disabled spot for someone who did not have a able driver? Your did did not have to walk from the spot so you had no reason to park there. That is ultimately who the spot if for
What happens after leaving the building with the disabled person? Since I was not allowed to park in that spot. In heavy snow or weather I am to wheel or walk the disabled person to the non-accessible parking spot? Why would I do that? Any idea how difficult that is?
So it really means I cant leave!? So then that means, as I stated above, it is in my opinion that this can become a form of detention for the driver of the disabled person, because "the driver" is at risk of being charged a $500 ticket, if for any reason the driver needs to leave and go elsewhere.
The idea of a handicap parking in the first place is to make it accessible. If a disabled person who doesn't drive, needs a driver to drive them, then by extension I would argue that driver now has the accessible parking spot available to them as well.
No where is the OP saying he parked in the spot and walked his dad out to the door. They dropped him off and picked him up
That leaves the spot available for the person who actually cannot walk. You as the driver dropping off can walk but chose not to.
That is why the pass holder has to be at the parking spot
BY Now TWO law enforcement officers could not even tell/explain to me the right point, how can a driver have the knowledge to tell what is right and what is wrong ?? After all, my father was with me and he was in the mall.
I advocate Admin's idea of Permit's extension to the driver, esp. in my case, the family who's helping the disable. otherwise the permit is useless for the pass holder.
I received the summon today and it seems this is very serious charge.. Any advice will be greatly appreciated!!
By dropping him off at the door you have negated the need for the permit as the person left in the car and parking does not need an accessible spot.
The permit is issued to the person and not the car.
I ask this How did you parking in the disabled spot after you dropped him off benefit him?
A signed letter isn't really going to be of any benefit. In court, a signed letter is worth nothing as it's not a certified piece of document.
Since your dad is your witness, he must be present.
I would suggest you go to the hearing and bring your dad with you so he can testify.
Worth a shot, but the by-law is quite defined. If the permit holder is not present during off-load or loading of the vehicle then the permit is not valid.
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