Handicap Placard~

Seventeen years ago I pulled into Target and parked in “Handicap” parking. As I was unloading my son from the car into the shopping cart a car pulled up and yelled out, “Your Not Handicap Idiot” …I’m calling the police!! I smiled …held up my placard, and proceeded to go shopping.

People think you must be in a wheelchair, or “Look” like you have some form of a physical-showing of disability. Thats just proof of the many small minded individuals that dwell on this planet.

For those that don’t know if you have sickle cell anemia you qualify for a, “Handicap Placard”.

You can get a DP placard or DP plates if you have impaired mobility and a licensed physician, surgeon, physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner, or certified nurse midwife certifies your condition. You may also qualify if any of the following conditions exist:

* Heart or circulatory disease.
* Lung disease.
* A diagnosed disease or disorder that significantly limits the use of lower extremities.
* Specific, documented visual problems, including low-vision or partial-sightedness.
* The loss, or loss of the use, of one or both lower extremities or both hands.
This just names a few qualifying conditions…..

All Department of Motor Vehicles carry the forms to bring to your physician/doctor. So if you dont have one go get One!!

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One comment

  1. IamFabuluxe says:

    The looks and evil eyes that I get when I use my disability placard is out of this world. I am a person who does not use my parking tag every time and everywhere. But people are so uneducated these days. A person who has mild arthritis can qualify for a handicap tag, but because I'm young or may appear to look fine to you from a far or on the outside does not mean I don't have a legit reason to use it. Thank you for posting this and allowing me to vent.

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