It appears we’re not the only ones battling the parking menace

Yesterday, this story exploded all over the media.  It even ended up being hotly debated on a number of talkback stations

A woman who was assaulted and ganged-up on after trying to get a mobility park for her husband says there needs to be more policing of illegal parkers.

Debbie McQuillan was assaulted, dragged by her arm and surrounded by a group of around 15 people after trying to get a man without a parking permit to move from a disabled park.

The Auckland woman was with her wheelchair-bound husband at the Blockhouse Bay shops on Wednesday, when the incident happened.

She took a photo of the car for the Facebook page “you’ve got my carpark, want my disability too?”, which encourages people to take images of vehicles parked in mobility car parks that aren’t showing permits.

Debbie McQuillan says attitudes around using disabled parks are getting worse.

“There’s got to be education but there has to be more enforcement by councils and police. The police tell you it’s not their job, not their problem, it’s down to the councils.”

We’re having a bit of fun with it of course, but poor parking can lead to some dangerous situations.

Here is Debbie’s viral Facebook page.

Don’t forget to print some of our special “Tickets”.  I’m still waiting for the first to be issued.  Bragging rights are still up for grabs.

Issue the first WOBH Parking Ticket, take the photo, and email it to the tipline.

Download: WOBH PARKING TICKET [PDF]

 

Source:  Newstalk ZB


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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