dare to ask 6/3/09 handicap carts in grocery store

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    RobHarris
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    This is in response to a reader’s question about the obvious misuse of the electric carts that allow handicapped shoppers to go around the store. As a handicapped shopper myself I know that all people that have a valid handicap will have either a red (temporary) or blue (permanent) parking placard allowing them to have the vehicle that they are riding in park in a handicap parking spot. A handicap registration goes with the placard. The registration states that the handicapped person is to keep a copy of this registration on them at all times. If all stores had the available manpower then they should only issue the carts out to shoppers after they see a CURRENT handicap registration. Rob Harris

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    JerryS
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    Also, there are many handicapped people who don’t look handicapped. A friend of mine had a badly damaged heart, but he looked healthy as a horse until the day he fell down dead. He rarely used his “privileges”.

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    Mara
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    The placards are to ensure that there is parking close enough for those who need special consideration, not as a membership card to some fraternity. My neice has limited mobility and does not drive. Usually I or one of her friends will give her a ride to wherever she needs to go. By your criteria, she would have to wait in the car while we went in to do her shopping! Rediculous!

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