The abuse of disabled parking spaces and Mother and Child spaces appears to be continuing.
Around Milngavie, you can expect to see a disabled person or a harassed Mum with young children desperately circling car parks, trying to find a convenient space.
The only way I can see to try and prevent such blatant abuse of these designated spaces, is to hit the offenders where it hurts – directly in the wallet.
I know there has been talk for a long time about imposing fines on drivers who abuse these parking spaces and if it is possible to bring such legislation into force, then the quicker the better.
In the States, there are far stringent measures in place. Heavy fines, public humiliation via tannoy/publicity and a regular car park attendant presence seems to work.
As one disabled person once remarked to me, “They want our parking spaces. Would they like to have our disability as well?”