Rhonda Pederson: Give handicapped folks a break | SummitDaily.com

Rhonda Pederson: Give handicapped folks a break

Inconsiderate parking is not just a Breck problem! Recently I have been driving a friend who had hip replacement surgery on errands around Silverthorne and Dillon. Twice in the past week I could not park in designated handicapped places because of cars parked in them “waiting for friends to just run inside for a couple of minutes.” Once was at Walgreens in Dillon, where the pick-up truck blocked two handicapped spots and the other at Dillon City Market. Both times the obviously under-35 friends came out and jumped into the cars while I maneuvered around their illegally parked vehicles.

My friend can’t walk far. The lots are snowy and icy and the very worst thing that can happen is that he would fall on his repaired hip.

These “waiters” come and go so quickly I doubt if they could be ticketed, but perhaps the violators don’t realize that waiting and parking in handicapped spots presents a danger and a hardship for those who truly need them and can legally park there.

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