Police officer makes charity donation after being caught parking in disabled bay

Darlington and Stockton Times: Police van parked in disabled bay Police van parked in disabled bay

A POLICE officer will make a charity donation after being caught parking in a disabled bay.

The marked police van was pictured parked in the clearly marked bay on Crown Street, Darlington, this morning (Thursday, June 12).

Chief Inspector Chris Reeves of Darlington Police said the officer had not realised it was a disabled bay and had parked without checking.

“He was there for police purposes but it wasn’t an emergency and he shouldn’t have parked there," he added.

“He fully admits he was in the wrong and has agreed to pay the equivalent of what a parking fine would have cost to Darlington Association on Disability (DAD).

“The bottom line is he should not have parked there. It was a mistake but that’s no excuse, he should have looked.”

Chairman of DAD, Gordon Pybus, urged people to report wrongful use of disabled bays.

He said: “Police officers should be more responsible but you see this happening regularly up and down the country.

“I hope senior officers take matters like this seriously and do something about it.

“With the pedestrianisation of some of the town centre, disabled bays close to the centre are in high demand.

“If someone is already parked there without a blue badge, they’re taking up a space and it could mean that a disabled person can’t park up and might not be able to get on with their day at all.”

A spokeswoman from Darlington Borough Council said: “Marked police cars are not exempt and if one of our wardens saw a vehicle parked in a bay it should not be in, they would ticket it.

“The penalty would be £70. They could appeal and any reason they give as to why they were parked in that bay would be taken into account. “

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9:09pm Thu 12 Jun 14

darloboss says...

the maximun fine for parking in a disabled can be £1000.000 why was this well paid thick / lazy police officer allowed to get away with paying a few quid
the maximun fine for parking in a disabled can be £1000.000 why was this well paid thick / lazy police officer allowed to get away with paying a few quid darloboss
  • Score: -39

9:13pm Thu 12 Jun 14

darloboss says...

ps disabled bays are marked in big white letters" disabled parking only"
this offcer needs to do some basic literacy lessons
ps disabled bays are marked in big white letters" disabled parking only" this offcer needs to do some basic literacy lessons darloboss
  • Score: -14

9:16pm Thu 12 Jun 14

darloboss says...

they could have given t to a charity that spends the money wisely
they could have given t to a charity that spends the money wisely darloboss
  • Score: -5

11:14pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Voice-of-reality says...

Not realising what the law is - is not a defence. He should be treated as anyone else would be who parked illegally. Then again, this is a police state.
Not realising what the law is - is not a defence. He should be treated as anyone else would be who parked illegally. Then again, this is a police state. Voice-of-reality
  • Score: 10

12:38am Fri 13 Jun 14

Voice-of-reality says...

Of course the other response is for the whole nation to state to any crime 'sorry officer, I have a personality disorder and thought I was a policeman' - as the law treats everyone equally - we would obviously all be able to just 'make a donation' or even kill - safe in the knowledge that a job promotion was just round the corner.
Of course the other response is for the whole nation to state to any crime 'sorry officer, I have a personality disorder and thought I was a policeman' - as the law treats everyone equally - we would obviously all be able to just 'make a donation' or even kill - safe in the knowledge that a job promotion was just round the corner. Voice-of-reality
  • Score: 3

1:38am Fri 13 Jun 14

shadow35 says...

Its abit harsh. Wat about parent and child spaces not many of them around and when there is some they are full of disabled badge holders that can walk perfectly fine. Shouldnt young children come first now money scroungers. I dnt have a problem with those who actually have a disablity. Just dont see why people get harsh punishment for parking in disabled bays when disabled bagde holders park in other spaces or even on double yellows. Rant over lol.
Its abit harsh. Wat about parent and child spaces not many of them around and when there is some they are full of disabled badge holders that can walk perfectly fine. Shouldnt young children come first now money scroungers. I dnt have a problem with those who actually have a disablity. Just dont see why people get harsh punishment for parking in disabled bays when disabled bagde holders park in other spaces or even on double yellows. Rant over lol. shadow35
  • Score: 16

6:27am Fri 13 Jun 14

Triglet says...

And their chosen charity is, The Police benevolent fund!
And their chosen charity is, The Police benevolent fund! Triglet
  • Score: -15

7:57am Fri 13 Jun 14

Homshaw1 says...

I regularly see DBC vehicles parked on yellow lines while they go shopping. Police seem above the law in Darlington
I regularly see DBC vehicles parked on yellow lines while they go shopping. Police seem above the law in Darlington Homshaw1
  • Score: -2

8:35am Fri 13 Jun 14

cromwell1599 says...

Should have been taken to court and lost his job. Don't agree with the comment about young children, why should they be a special case as far as parking goes ? Having a disability is not always obvious, you don't have to be in a wheelchair to be disabled, have a bit of sense.
Should have been taken to court and lost his job. Don't agree with the comment about young children, why should they be a special case as far as parking goes ? Having a disability is not always obvious, you don't have to be in a wheelchair to be disabled, have a bit of sense. cromwell1599
  • Score: -28

8:43am Fri 13 Jun 14

Madadrian says...

A few months ago I asked a policeman to move his car away from a dropped kerb for wheelchair access. There was about 50 yards of free space behind him so it would have been no hardship. Instead he put his face about two inches from mine and snarled that he was investigating a theft. Since he was bigger than me and aggressive I didn't argue but perhaps the authorities could remind the police they should only use the right to ignore the law when absolutly neccessary and not to save walking an extra two yards
A few months ago I asked a policeman to move his car away from a dropped kerb for wheelchair access. There was about 50 yards of free space behind him so it would have been no hardship. Instead he put his face about two inches from mine and snarled that he was investigating a theft. Since he was bigger than me and aggressive I didn't argue but perhaps the authorities could remind the police they should only use the right to ignore the law when absolutly neccessary and not to save walking an extra two yards Madadrian
  • Score: 19

1:03pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Durhamite1979 says...

You don't half whinge you lot don't you? He didn't get a ticket as only got caught by Joe Public so he's paid as a donation the standard charge anyone else would get as a fixed penalty. What would you prefer? A flogging? Capital punishment - for being a copper obviously rather than anything else.

You'll be the first to be on the phone if anything bad happened though - two faced idiots.

And I'm not a cop either before you go down that route.
You don't half whinge you lot don't you? He didn't get a ticket as only got caught by Joe Public so he's paid as a donation the standard charge anyone else would get as a fixed penalty. What would you prefer? A flogging? Capital punishment - for being a copper obviously rather than anything else. You'll be the first to be on the phone if anything bad happened though - two faced idiots. And I'm not a cop either before you go down that route. Durhamite1979
  • Score: 30

1:21pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Lionel1 says...

Durhamite1979 wrote:
You don't half whinge you lot don't you? He didn't get a ticket as only got caught by Joe Public so he's paid as a donation the standard charge anyone else would get as a fixed penalty. What would you prefer? A flogging? Capital punishment - for being a copper obviously rather than anything else. You'll be the first to be on the phone if anything bad happened though - two faced idiots. And I'm not a cop either before you go down that route.
Completely agree Durhamite1979 - nothing like a rational response from the anti-everything brigade. I'm not in anyway defending the copper but c'mon....
[quote][p][bold]Durhamite1979[/bold] wrote: You don't half whinge you lot don't you? He didn't get a ticket as only got caught by Joe Public so he's paid as a donation the standard charge anyone else would get as a fixed penalty. What would you prefer? A flogging? Capital punishment - for being a copper obviously rather than anything else. You'll be the first to be on the phone if anything bad happened though - two faced idiots. And I'm not a cop either before you go down that route.[/p][/quote]Completely agree Durhamite1979 - nothing like a rational response from the anti-everything brigade. I'm not in anyway defending the copper but c'mon.... Lionel1
  • Score: 23

3:51pm Fri 13 Jun 14

durhamchap says...

Clearly should have been sacked,jailed,birche
d,deported and anything else the loonies think !
Come on,I bet most drivers have parked somewhere they shouldn't have or maybe stopped on a double yellow line while they nipped in a shop.Or maybe driven over the speed limit or made some other mistake.For the comment that the officer would now get promoted - I think you'll find they have to pass exams to be a Sgt or Inspector after a lot of hard studying and many do not seek promotion.
Can we just accept that anything that mentions Police will bring out the whinge brigade and I think the popular saying is "Get a life !"
Clearly should have been sacked,jailed,birche d,deported and anything else the loonies think ! Come on,I bet most drivers have parked somewhere they shouldn't have or maybe stopped on a double yellow line while they nipped in a shop.Or maybe driven over the speed limit or made some other mistake.For the comment that the officer would now get promoted - I think you'll find they have to pass exams to be a Sgt or Inspector after a lot of hard studying and many do not seek promotion. Can we just accept that anything that mentions Police will bring out the whinge brigade and I think the popular saying is "Get a life !" durhamchap
  • Score: 13

5:37pm Fri 13 Jun 14

OldBiddyFrom Barney says...

Why don't people just cool their jets, every mistake anyone makes nowadays is met with a completely over the top reaction. He has apologised and made a donation to charity end of.
Why don't people just cool their jets, every mistake anyone makes nowadays is met with a completely over the top reaction. He has apologised and made a donation to charity end of. OldBiddyFrom Barney
  • Score: 11

10:32pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Ann says...

Durhamite1979 wrote:
You don't half whinge you lot don't you? He didn't get a ticket as only got caught by Joe Public so he's paid as a donation the standard charge anyone else would get as a fixed penalty. What would you prefer? A flogging? Capital punishment - for being a copper obviously rather than anything else.

You'll be the first to be on the phone if anything bad happened though - two faced idiots.

And I'm not a cop either before you go down that route.
Completely agree. I would also argue that they should be able to in any type of parking bays, loading bays, etc as long as they are not obstructing the traffic whilst on official business.
[quote][p][bold]Durhamite1979[/bold] wrote: You don't half whinge you lot don't you? He didn't get a ticket as only got caught by Joe Public so he's paid as a donation the standard charge anyone else would get as a fixed penalty. What would you prefer? A flogging? Capital punishment - for being a copper obviously rather than anything else. You'll be the first to be on the phone if anything bad happened though - two faced idiots. And I'm not a cop either before you go down that route.[/p][/quote]Completely agree. I would also argue that they should be able to in any type of parking bays, loading bays, etc as long as they are not obstructing the traffic whilst on official business. Ann
  • Score: 6

1:57pm Sat 14 Jun 14

loan_star says...

"A spokeswoman from Darlington Borough Council said: “Marked police cars are not exempt and if one of our wardens saw a vehicle parked in a bay it should not be in, they would ticket it"

Thats good news, now we just need them to treat the travellers who park illegally outside their Parkgate church the same as they treat everyone else!
"A spokeswoman from Darlington Borough Council said: “Marked police cars are not exempt and if one of our wardens saw a vehicle parked in a bay it should not be in, they would ticket it" Thats good news, now we just need them to treat the travellers who park illegally outside their Parkgate church the same as they treat everyone else! loan_star
  • Score: 17

7:16pm Mon 16 Jun 14

tomtopper says...

Durhamite1979 wrote:
You don't half whinge you lot don't you? He didn't get a ticket as only got caught by Joe Public so he's paid as a donation the standard charge anyone else would get as a fixed penalty. What would you prefer? A flogging? Capital punishment - for being a copper obviously rather than anything else.

You'll be the first to be on the phone if anything bad happened though - two faced idiots.

And I'm not a cop either before you go down that route.
The same people vilifying the copper are strangely quiet when the topic of those who bluff their way to disability benefits crops up.. I bet a good 80% are capable of walking..I thought walking was supposed to be good for you?

Them spaces should be for wheelchair users only.. Not for someone who's kid supposedly has 'ADHD'
[quote][p][bold]Durhamite1979[/bold] wrote: You don't half whinge you lot don't you? He didn't get a ticket as only got caught by Joe Public so he's paid as a donation the standard charge anyone else would get as a fixed penalty. What would you prefer? A flogging? Capital punishment - for being a copper obviously rather than anything else. You'll be the first to be on the phone if anything bad happened though - two faced idiots. And I'm not a cop either before you go down that route.[/p][/quote]The same people vilifying the copper are strangely quiet when the topic of those who bluff their way to disability benefits crops up.. I bet a good 80% are capable of walking..I thought walking was supposed to be good for you? Them spaces should be for wheelchair users only.. Not for someone who's kid supposedly has 'ADHD' tomtopper
  • Score: 1

11:44am Tue 17 Jun 14

Jonn says...

tomtopper wrote:
Durhamite1979 wrote:
You don't half whinge you lot don't you? He didn't get a ticket as only got caught by Joe Public so he's paid as a donation the standard charge anyone else would get as a fixed penalty. What would you prefer? A flogging? Capital punishment - for being a copper obviously rather than anything else.

You'll be the first to be on the phone if anything bad happened though - two faced idiots.

And I'm not a cop either before you go down that route.
The same people vilifying the copper are strangely quiet when the topic of those who bluff their way to disability benefits crops up.. I bet a good 80% are capable of walking..I thought walking was supposed to be good for you?

Them spaces should be for wheelchair users only.. Not for someone who's kid supposedly has 'ADHD'
What's benefits got to do with anything. You don't need to be claiming benefits to have a blue badge.
[quote][p][bold]tomtopper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Durhamite1979[/bold] wrote: You don't half whinge you lot don't you? He didn't get a ticket as only got caught by Joe Public so he's paid as a donation the standard charge anyone else would get as a fixed penalty. What would you prefer? A flogging? Capital punishment - for being a copper obviously rather than anything else. You'll be the first to be on the phone if anything bad happened though - two faced idiots. And I'm not a cop either before you go down that route.[/p][/quote]The same people vilifying the copper are strangely quiet when the topic of those who bluff their way to disability benefits crops up.. I bet a good 80% are capable of walking..I thought walking was supposed to be good for you? Them spaces should be for wheelchair users only.. Not for someone who's kid supposedly has 'ADHD'[/p][/quote]What's benefits got to do with anything. You don't need to be claiming benefits to have a blue badge. Jonn
  • Score: 0

12:59pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Rasselas says...

The whole point here is a law enforcer has broken the law he is to uphold. The standards in the Police ( service) Force have dropped dramatically.
I think the citizens of Darlington will be better served by the 10 garden gnomes recently enlisted than the divisional staff that alledgedly serve the Borough currently.
The whole point here is a law enforcer has broken the law he is to uphold. The standards in the Police ( service) Force have dropped dramatically. I think the citizens of Darlington will be better served by the 10 garden gnomes recently enlisted than the divisional staff that alledgedly serve the Borough currently. Rasselas
  • Score: 0

3:26pm Tue 17 Jun 14

AnotherJoeBloggs says...

shadow35 wrote:
Its abit harsh. Wat about parent and child spaces not many of them around and when there is some they are full of disabled badge holders that can walk perfectly fine. Shouldnt young children come first now money scroungers. I dnt have a problem with those who actually have a disablity. Just dont see why people get harsh punishment for parking in disabled bays when disabled bagde holders park in other spaces or even on double yellows. Rant over lol.
just a small point about this...
i do agree with you on people parking in the wrong places, i do.
I also agree with you on a lack of parking in the town for parent & child even though i am not a parent myself

HOWEVER my friend for example is disabled, he has 90% loss of feeling in his legs so can walk around his home short distances(including with frequent falls & trips & injuries because of it) and my home,but out and about he needs a wheel chair...so are you by chance one of these that will see him get out of his car, watch him walk round the back of it open his boot get his wheel chair out and then mutter benefit cheat or "nothing wrong with him" (he has more issues that i wont name) but suffice to say you cant judge on appearances. can you yourself prove that all you see get out of the car are disabled or not? did you get a qualification in diagnosing medical ailments or did you get a degree in engage mouth and judge?

you can say you don't have a problem with those who are disabled but unless your qualified to say who is or isn't disabled you cant judge or speak on what you "think" you have seen.

another example, i have a blood disorder i was born with, i can walk...talk and use my arms and legs, hell i could even get a job if i could find one.I'm not registered disabled & apparently even though my problem can kill me its still not serious enough to warrant more government help
yet when i try and get more money to improve the quality of my life I'm turned down on multiple occasions & branded a scrounger by those that don't know me, don't see me on a day to day basis and don't see what goes on behind closed doors when i have good days or bad days & how they effect me.

at the end of the day...right or wrong whether they have a badge or not, know one can judge that person based on 1 minutes observations.

so to say you don't have a problem with people who actually have a disability makes you know more knowledgeable than anyone else & a couple of your assumptions are at best based on lack of knowledge & at worse an offense to me personally & maybe even a few others that to you "are fine & can apparently walk normal"
[quote][p][bold]shadow35[/bold] wrote: Its abit harsh. Wat about parent and child spaces not many of them around and when there is some they are full of disabled badge holders that can walk perfectly fine. Shouldnt young children come first now money scroungers. I dnt have a problem with those who actually have a disablity. Just dont see why people get harsh punishment for parking in disabled bays when disabled bagde holders park in other spaces or even on double yellows. Rant over lol.[/p][/quote]just a small point about this... i do agree with you on people parking in the wrong places, i do. I also agree with you on a lack of parking in the town for parent & child even though i am not a parent myself HOWEVER my friend for example is disabled, he has 90% loss of feeling in his legs so can walk around his home short distances(including with frequent falls & trips & injuries because of it) and my home,but out and about he needs a wheel chair...so are you by chance one of these that will see him get out of his car, watch him walk round the back of it open his boot get his wheel chair out and then mutter benefit cheat or "nothing wrong with him" (he has more issues that i wont name) but suffice to say you cant judge on appearances. can you yourself prove that all you see get out of the car are disabled or not? did you get a qualification in diagnosing medical ailments or did you get a degree in engage mouth and judge? you can say you don't have a problem with those who are disabled but unless your qualified to say who is or isn't disabled you cant judge or speak on what you "think" you have seen. another example, i have a blood disorder i was born with, i can walk...talk and use my arms and legs, hell i could even get a job if i could find one.I'm not registered disabled & apparently even though my problem can kill me its still not serious enough to warrant more government help yet when i try and get more money to improve the quality of my life I'm turned down on multiple occasions & branded a scrounger by those that don't know me, don't see me on a day to day basis and don't see what goes on behind closed doors when i have good days or bad days & how they effect me. at the end of the day...right or wrong whether they have a badge or not, know one can judge that person based on 1 minutes observations. so to say you don't have a problem with people who actually have a disability makes you know more knowledgeable than anyone else & a couple of your assumptions are at best based on lack of knowledge & at worse an offense to me personally & maybe even a few others that to you "are fine & can apparently walk normal" AnotherJoeBloggs
  • Score: 2

6:22pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Jonn says...

AnotherJoeBloggs wrote:
shadow35 wrote:
Its abit harsh. Wat about parent and child spaces not many of them around and when there is some they are full of disabled badge holders that can walk perfectly fine. Shouldnt young children come first now money scroungers. I dnt have a problem with those who actually have a disablity. Just dont see why people get harsh punishment for parking in disabled bays when disabled bagde holders park in other spaces or even on double yellows. Rant over lol.
just a small point about this...
i do agree with you on people parking in the wrong places, i do.
I also agree with you on a lack of parking in the town for parent & child even though i am not a parent myself

HOWEVER my friend for example is disabled, he has 90% loss of feeling in his legs so can walk around his home short distances(including with frequent falls & trips & injuries because of it) and my home,but out and about he needs a wheel chair...so are you by chance one of these that will see him get out of his car, watch him walk round the back of it open his boot get his wheel chair out and then mutter benefit cheat or "nothing wrong with him" (he has more issues that i wont name) but suffice to say you cant judge on appearances. can you yourself prove that all you see get out of the car are disabled or not? did you get a qualification in diagnosing medical ailments or did you get a degree in engage mouth and judge?

you can say you don't have a problem with those who are disabled but unless your qualified to say who is or isn't disabled you cant judge or speak on what you "think" you have seen.

another example, i have a blood disorder i was born with, i can walk...talk and use my arms and legs, hell i could even get a job if i could find one.I'm not registered disabled & apparently even though my problem can kill me its still not serious enough to warrant more government help
yet when i try and get more money to improve the quality of my life I'm turned down on multiple occasions & branded a scrounger by those that don't know me, don't see me on a day to day basis and don't see what goes on behind closed doors when i have good days or bad days & how they effect me.

at the end of the day...right or wrong whether they have a badge or not, know one can judge that person based on 1 minutes observations.

so to say you don't have a problem with people who actually have a disability makes you know more knowledgeable than anyone else & a couple of your assumptions are at best based on lack of knowledge & at worse an offense to me personally & maybe even a few others that to you "are fine & can apparently walk normal"
I wouldn't bother with people like shadow35, they're the type who make assumptions and like to moan about everything.
I don't get wound up about having to park and walk an extra 25 metres because disabled bays at supermarkets are near the entrance. I do however pity non disabled who park in these bays because they can't be @rsed to walk a few meters, these cars are usually new flash range rovers and bmw x5's, I see it at Sainsburys all the time.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherJoeBloggs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shadow35[/bold] wrote: Its abit harsh. Wat about parent and child spaces not many of them around and when there is some they are full of disabled badge holders that can walk perfectly fine. Shouldnt young children come first now money scroungers. I dnt have a problem with those who actually have a disablity. Just dont see why people get harsh punishment for parking in disabled bays when disabled bagde holders park in other spaces or even on double yellows. Rant over lol.[/p][/quote]just a small point about this... i do agree with you on people parking in the wrong places, i do. I also agree with you on a lack of parking in the town for parent & child even though i am not a parent myself HOWEVER my friend for example is disabled, he has 90% loss of feeling in his legs so can walk around his home short distances(including with frequent falls & trips & injuries because of it) and my home,but out and about he needs a wheel chair...so are you by chance one of these that will see him get out of his car, watch him walk round the back of it open his boot get his wheel chair out and then mutter benefit cheat or "nothing wrong with him" (he has more issues that i wont name) but suffice to say you cant judge on appearances. can you yourself prove that all you see get out of the car are disabled or not? did you get a qualification in diagnosing medical ailments or did you get a degree in engage mouth and judge? you can say you don't have a problem with those who are disabled but unless your qualified to say who is or isn't disabled you cant judge or speak on what you "think" you have seen. another example, i have a blood disorder i was born with, i can walk...talk and use my arms and legs, hell i could even get a job if i could find one.I'm not registered disabled & apparently even though my problem can kill me its still not serious enough to warrant more government help yet when i try and get more money to improve the quality of my life I'm turned down on multiple occasions & branded a scrounger by those that don't know me, don't see me on a day to day basis and don't see what goes on behind closed doors when i have good days or bad days & how they effect me. at the end of the day...right or wrong whether they have a badge or not, know one can judge that person based on 1 minutes observations. so to say you don't have a problem with people who actually have a disability makes you know more knowledgeable than anyone else & a couple of your assumptions are at best based on lack of knowledge & at worse an offense to me personally & maybe even a few others that to you "are fine & can apparently walk normal"[/p][/quote]I wouldn't bother with people like shadow35, they're the type who make assumptions and like to moan about everything. I don't get wound up about having to park and walk an extra 25 metres because disabled bays at supermarkets are near the entrance. I do however pity non disabled who park in these bays because they can't be @rsed to walk a few meters, these cars are usually new flash range rovers and bmw x5's, I see it at Sainsburys all the time. Jonn
  • Score: 2

7:08pm Tue 17 Jun 14

spragger says...

'the officer had not realised it was a disabled bay and had parked without checking;
Sounds like good traits to have if you are a taxpayer funded Police Officer
'the officer had not realised it was a disabled bay and had parked without checking; Sounds like good traits to have if you are a taxpayer funded Police Officer spragger
  • Score: 0

8:44pm Tue 17 Jun 14

AMB_Gkar says...

Just one question, if I park in a disabled bay do I get a ticket or can I offer to pay a donation to a charrrrriiitttyyyy (about which under no circumstances I don't want to talk about)...respect to Nicey

To the woman who parked in a disabled bay behind Boyes to go to a wedding, a few Saturday's ago...I could not tell what your disability was..you seemed ok walking on your stilettos.
Just one question, if I park in a disabled bay do I get a ticket or can I offer to pay a donation to a charrrrriiitttyyyy (about which under no circumstances I don't want to talk about)...respect to Nicey To the woman who parked in a disabled bay behind Boyes to go to a wedding, a few Saturday's ago...I could not tell what your disability was..you seemed ok walking on your stilettos. AMB_Gkar
  • Score: 0

8:50pm Tue 17 Jun 14

AMB_Gkar says...

Sorry should have been respect to smashy....D'oh!
Sorry should have been respect to smashy....D'oh! AMB_Gkar
  • Score: 0

8:08am Wed 18 Jun 14

Jonn says...

AMB_Gkar wrote:
Just one question, if I park in a disabled bay do I get a ticket or can I offer to pay a donation to a charrrrriiitttyyyy (about which under no circumstances I don't want to talk about)...respect to Nicey

To the woman who parked in a disabled bay behind Boyes to go to a wedding, a few Saturday's ago...I could not tell what your disability was..you seemed ok walking on your stilettos.
Or, you could park in a non disabled bay!
[quote][p][bold]AMB_Gkar[/bold] wrote: Just one question, if I park in a disabled bay do I get a ticket or can I offer to pay a donation to a charrrrriiitttyyyy (about which under no circumstances I don't want to talk about)...respect to Nicey To the woman who parked in a disabled bay behind Boyes to go to a wedding, a few Saturday's ago...I could not tell what your disability was..you seemed ok walking on your stilettos.[/p][/quote]Or, you could park in a non disabled bay! Jonn
  • Score: 1

11:14am Wed 18 Jun 14

69lou96 says...

shadow35 wrote:
Its abit harsh. Wat about parent and child spaces not many of them around and when there is some they are full of disabled badge holders that can walk perfectly fine. Shouldnt young children come first now money scroungers. I dnt have a problem with those who actually have a disablity. Just dont see why people get harsh punishment for parking in disabled bays when disabled bagde holders park in other spaces or even on double yellows. Rant over lol.
I agree about the parent child places. I was recently in a supermarket car park using a parent and child space (legitimately) but the one next to me was occupied by a driver with a blue badge. I challenged her on the fact it was a parent/child space and her response was that all the blue badge spaces were full. I then asked her if it would be ok for me to park in a blue badge space when all the parent/child spaces were full and she said no because they are for disabled drivers only. I then asked how is she allowed to park in the parent/child place and she replied that she was allowed to park where she wanted because she has a disability! Had to walk away before I said something I regretted!
[quote][p][bold]shadow35[/bold] wrote: Its abit harsh. Wat about parent and child spaces not many of them around and when there is some they are full of disabled badge holders that can walk perfectly fine. Shouldnt young children come first now money scroungers. I dnt have a problem with those who actually have a disablity. Just dont see why people get harsh punishment for parking in disabled bays when disabled bagde holders park in other spaces or even on double yellows. Rant over lol.[/p][/quote]I agree about the parent child places. I was recently in a supermarket car park using a parent and child space (legitimately) but the one next to me was occupied by a driver with a blue badge. I challenged her on the fact it was a parent/child space and her response was that all the blue badge spaces were full. I then asked her if it would be ok for me to park in a blue badge space when all the parent/child spaces were full and she said no because they are for disabled drivers only. I then asked how is she allowed to park in the parent/child place and she replied that she was allowed to park where she wanted because she has a disability! Had to walk away before I said something I regretted! 69lou96
  • Score: -1

12:10pm Wed 18 Jun 14

The Love Slug says...

cromwell1599 wrote:
Should have been taken to court and lost his job. Don't agree with the comment about young children, why should they be a special case as far as parking goes ? Having a disability is not always obvious, you don't have to be in a wheelchair to be disabled, have a bit of sense.
calm down you massive blouse, Lost his job? Get a bit of perspective!
[quote][p][bold]cromwell1599[/bold] wrote: Should have been taken to court and lost his job. Don't agree with the comment about young children, why should they be a special case as far as parking goes ? Having a disability is not always obvious, you don't have to be in a wheelchair to be disabled, have a bit of sense.[/p][/quote]calm down you massive blouse, Lost his job? Get a bit of perspective! The Love Slug
  • Score: 4

12:13pm Wed 18 Jun 14

The Love Slug says...

69lou96 wrote:
shadow35 wrote:
Its abit harsh. Wat about parent and child spaces not many of them around and when there is some they are full of disabled badge holders that can walk perfectly fine. Shouldnt young children come first now money scroungers. I dnt have a problem with those who actually have a disablity. Just dont see why people get harsh punishment for parking in disabled bays when disabled bagde holders park in other spaces or even on double yellows. Rant over lol.
I agree about the parent child places. I was recently in a supermarket car park using a parent and child space (legitimately) but the one next to me was occupied by a driver with a blue badge. I challenged her on the fact it was a parent/child space and her response was that all the blue badge spaces were full. I then asked her if it would be ok for me to park in a blue badge space when all the parent/child spaces were full and she said no because they are for disabled drivers only. I then asked how is she allowed to park in the parent/child place and she replied that she was allowed to park where she wanted because she has a disability! Had to walk away before I said something I regretted!
should have broken her leg then
[quote][p][bold]69lou96[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shadow35[/bold] wrote: Its abit harsh. Wat about parent and child spaces not many of them around and when there is some they are full of disabled badge holders that can walk perfectly fine. Shouldnt young children come first now money scroungers. I dnt have a problem with those who actually have a disablity. Just dont see why people get harsh punishment for parking in disabled bays when disabled bagde holders park in other spaces or even on double yellows. Rant over lol.[/p][/quote]I agree about the parent child places. I was recently in a supermarket car park using a parent and child space (legitimately) but the one next to me was occupied by a driver with a blue badge. I challenged her on the fact it was a parent/child space and her response was that all the blue badge spaces were full. I then asked her if it would be ok for me to park in a blue badge space when all the parent/child spaces were full and she said no because they are for disabled drivers only. I then asked how is she allowed to park in the parent/child place and she replied that she was allowed to park where she wanted because she has a disability! Had to walk away before I said something I regretted![/p][/quote]should have broken her leg then The Love Slug
  • Score: -3

1:36pm Wed 18 Jun 14

AMB_Gkar says...

I park in a disabled bay, as one of my relies is a blue badge holder, and I take her into town. Apart from that, no I dont park in disabled bays.

What annoys me is the he gets no ticket but donates to charity..whoppee.
I park in a disabled bay, as one of my relies is a blue badge holder, and I take her into town. Apart from that, no I dont park in disabled bays. What annoys me is the he gets no ticket but donates to charity..whoppee. AMB_Gkar
  • Score: -1

3:18pm Wed 18 Jun 14

bambara says...

Homshaw1 wrote:
I regularly see DBC vehicles parked on yellow lines while they go shopping. Police seem above the law in Darlington
So post us some pictures Homshaw1, everyone has cameras on their mobile phone these days, go on take a snap and post it.
[quote][p][bold]Homshaw1[/bold] wrote: I regularly see DBC vehicles parked on yellow lines while they go shopping. Police seem above the law in Darlington[/p][/quote]So post us some pictures Homshaw1, everyone has cameras on their mobile phone these days, go on take a snap and post it. bambara
  • Score: 1

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