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Becoming "Handicapped" In The UK  
User currently offlineRunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2190 posts, RR: 35
Posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2365 times:

So it appears that I have noticed quite a large number of people in the UK are handicapped, in that they are allowed to park on handicapped parking places.

However, once they get out, they seem to be more fit than the majority of the rest of the population.

So how does one get a handicapped recognition in the UK which seems to be given to most people (ie. what are the criterion)?

[Edited 2006-07-27 12:50:29]

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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13073 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2353 times:

First of all, you can have a driver who is healthy illegally using the handicapped pass legally held by a legitment passholder. Of course, you have those that finagle one as a friend of a politican or doctor. The driver can be operating a car for someone whom is handicapped and they were not in the car at the time. The driver may have just dropped off or is picking up a handicapped person at a business or office. You also have handicaps that may not be obious, including various heart and related ailments, and where a miminalization of walking is medically advisable.
In my home state, you get a cars like you car registration issued by the Motor Vehicle regulation departments the driver carries with them authorizing their use of an issued handicapped card or license plate.
[Edited 2006-07-27 13:03:31]

[Edited 2006-07-27 13:05:15]

User currently offlineRammstein From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2353 times:

Quoting Runway23 (Thread starter):
So it appears that I have noticed quite a large number of people in the UK are handicapped, in that they are allowed to park on handicapped parking places.

However, once they get out, they seem to be more fit than the majority of the rest of the population.

Sometimes this happens also in Italy. In this case, you have the right to break both legs of the unauthorized park user, to make him/her correctly follow the definition of "handicapped".  spin 


User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5134 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

my sister suffers from bad arthritis in her wrists, she is unable to work as a result of this, and is classed as disabled. As such she is entitled to apply for a disabled parking pass. She has not done so however.


That'll teach you
User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

Quoting Runway23 (Thread starter):
So it appears that I have noticed quite a large number of people in the UK are handicapped, in that they are allowed to park on handicapped parking places.

However, once they get out, they seem to be more fit than the majority of the rest of the population.

You aren't the only one to notice it, I am handicaped it it rags me off when people just think they can parking in disabled places when they don't need to.

The other week this bloke was at the supermarket and took his trolley back to the shop and put a limp on because he had seen me, I then watched him walk around the corner and he started to walk with out a limp, and then when he came around the corner again.

The limp magiclly came back  Angry

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineRammstein From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2330 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 4):
The limp magiclly came back Angry

You had to follow the rule as I said in reply #2 Big grin. It's very sad that this type of moronic people exist.


User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 1):
You also have handicaps that may not be obious, including various heart and related ailments, and where a miminalization of walking is medically advisable.

You can also get a handicap permit because one leg is less than a half inch shorter than the other one. One of the attorneys in my office has this "condition," and while it doesn't prevent her from wearing spiked heels, she "qualifies" for a handicap permit.

Too many of the placards and plates are bogus, IMO.


User currently offlineStormbringer From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

Great sign I saw many years back:

"If you aren't handicapped when you park here, you will be when you leave"



It's not road rage. It's COURTESY ENFORCEMENT.
User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2291 times:

Quoting Stormbringer (Reply 7):
"If you aren't handicapped when you park here, you will be when you leave"

 rotfl 

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineSpeedbirdie From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 915 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2283 times:

Well apparantly I am Disabled!!
I am a Diabetic and I recently found out this is a disability as it is something which is with you for a very long time! I was actually horrified to find that out  Sad
So I went along to my doctor to find out how I can get a sneaky badge and he tells me that Im not entitled to one as my 'disability' isnt severe enough to be registered (which i think is rubbish btw)
So, I wonder how else I can get one!



Never give up..
User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2281 times:

Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 9):
So I went along to my doctor to find out how I can get a sneaky badge and he tells me that Im not entitled to one as my 'disability' isnt severe enough to be registered (which i think is rubbish btw)
So, I wonder how else I can get one!

 no   no   no   no   no   no 

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineStormbringer From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2279 times:

Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 9):
So I went along to my doctor to find out how I can get a sneaky badge and he tells me that Im not entitled to one as my 'disability' isnt severe enough to be registered (which i think is rubbish btw)
So, I wonder how else I can get one!

You're being sarcastic right?



It's not road rage. It's COURTESY ENFORCEMENT.
User currently offlineSpeedbirdie From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 915 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2274 times:

Quoting Stormbringer (Reply 11):

Sarcastic about which bit??



Never give up..
User currently offlineStormbringer From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2269 times:

Getting a handicapped parking pass for diabetes.


It's not road rage. It's COURTESY ENFORCEMENT.
User currently offlineSpeedbirdie From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 915 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2264 times:

No, Diabetes is officially a Disability. I wouldnt lie about something I have.


Never give up..
User currently offlineStormbringer From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2259 times:

I've gone hunting with diabetics, packing a huge load of gear on our backs through the mountains. Stop occasionally to test blood suger. Otherwise normal.

Is your condition especially severe, or are you just wanting to get special privilages by technicality regardless of of how many crippled vets have to walk because you feel entitled?



It's not road rage. It's COURTESY ENFORCEMENT.
User currently offlineSpeedbirdie From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 915 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2255 times:

I never said i felt entitled. I was just saying that diabetes is a disability which isnt really recognized as one. And the severity of mine being a Hypoglycaemic doesnt count apparantly.
I was just putting my point across that Diabetes is infact a disability as what the thread starter is asking for.



Never give up..
User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2364 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2197 times:

Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 9):
So, I wonder how else I can get one!

Try EBay  Wink

Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 16):
And the severity of mine being a Hypoglycaemic doesnt count apparantly.

You can't be diabetic and hypoglycemic. Diabetes is too much blood sugar, hypoglycemia is too little blood sugar. Did you mean hyperglycemic?


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