We are working on educational material to help change attitudes in the community about the importance of access to create inclusive communities.


 

The notorious “fake infringement” education flyer as some called it has undergone a complete overhaul. We are now proud to present to you the all new No Permit No Park Community Education Program brochure. It’s filled with facts about disability parking and legislation that is relevant to it. You will also notice a special tick box section where you can highlight the offence(s) to clarify for the person why they have received the brochure. Place it carefully under the windscreen wiper as a parking officer would do.

Click this link to download a printable version

 No Permit No Park community education brochure 2015 final

 

The images below show what the pages look like.

NPNP Education Brochure side 1

Outside of brochure

 

NPNP Education Brochure side 2

Inside of brochure

 

 

The Key Concept
When they block the access….
keyed


 

Often we find people don’t believe us when we say they can be fined for parking in disability parking bays without a permit. So we made this fact sheet for you to give them.

Click here to download our fact sheet presentation on Disability Parking Enforcement


 

We have been working with the Queensland Police Service on Operation No Permit No Park in the Brisbane CBD to develop a learning package for members to find more detailed information about disability parking, permits, infringements and everything else they need to know about assisting the disability community with access to premises and other rights.

As more material is developed we will continue to update this page.

Comments (26)

  1. Ian MacElroy

    Reply

    I understand that you do not wish to offend people parking where they should not and by bad mouthing them you will not get any favourable results but a touch more of agressive language can be used. After all they are depriving another person what is rightfully theirs. You do not wantingly seek out permission to be eligible for a Disability Parking Pemit.

    • nopermitnopark

      Reply

      Thanks for your feedback Ian and yes I agree people who deliberately use disability access and deprive those who are actually eligible to use it certainly don’t deserve the niceties I give them. However in light of the fact that I do work closely with all levels of government on this issue and I am hoping more departments will come on board to endorse our flyers and perhaps even make them available for distribution I am careful about the wording. I also understand that there are times when it is done unintentionally. The last thing we want to do is give the community the impression that just because we have a disability, that we have a chip on our shoulder, or even, a sense of entitlement. You’re right, we certainly don’t get to a point in life where we say “Today is the day I’m going to make myself eligible for a parking permit”, although there is always the opportunity to assist anyone who would like to join the eligibility club 😉

  2. Angry

    Reply

    Yesterday I went out to my car to find a fake infringement notice rudely telling me I have parked in a disabled bay in WA. The parking bay I parked in does have disabled signage however we have been told by the strata manger as it is a private carpark we are allowed to park there. Midland has daily parking inspectors and I have never had an infringement by him or the police, who are around the corner (because it isn’t illegal). The council in Midland have changed all the parking anywhere remotely close by, there’s only half an hour parking (and I work 9 hour days) but I don’t use this park unless there’s none left. I also noticed a sign sticky taped to the fence with photos of my car, colleagues cars and other people who work in the building along with our number plates listed which I also thought was very rude.

    There’s other ways you can raise awareness for this issue without being so aggressive and rude, all you’re going to do is make people angry. If you really want to ‘change attitudes’ I suggest you think about the way have written the fake infringement notice as well as (I don’t know if you encourage this, or if it was just this person this one time) displaying photos of peoples cars. I totally understand why people get upset over this, I’m not saying you shouldn’t, but they could do their research before plastering pictures of my car on the building where I work making me out to be a arrogant careless person.

    • nopermitnopark

      Reply

      Was this the flyer? http://www.nopermitnopark.com/educationalmaterial

      If it was, could you please highlight the part that you find rude. You know what’s rude? Not being able to attend a meeting, get a meal, or visit a friend because there’s no disability access. What’s rude is when we are trapped in our cars because we can’t get out when there’s no space to fit a wheelchair beside the car.

      I’m afraid the strata manager has misled you. It is still illegal to park in a space marked for people with disabilities however on privately owned land it is up to the land owner to request an authority to enforce it. We’re currently working to change that little piece of legislation oversight. I wouldn’t be so bold as to suggest that have encouraged anyone to plaster your building with photos of cars (yet to understand how that is rude? We’re they naked? Provocatively dressed?), however sometimes when no one pays attention to Disability Discrimination and Access to Premises legislation, people have no other option but to point it out to the community. It’s wrong. Regardless of your excuses, you don’t have a permit so don’t park in a space marked for people with disabilities.

      I’m really not concerned with making people angry any more. What I am concerned with is when my children are angry because there’s no milk because rude people used all the disability parking without a permit and mum couldn’t get her wheelchair out of the car or access the supermarket. Or when mum didn’t make it to their class presentation at the school assembly because again, yes you guessed it, someone who can walk 500m felt that was unjustified when there’s a perfectly good disability bay sitting there just screaming to be used.

      There’s legislation for a reason. Deal with it. You don’t want to be made out an arrogant careless person? Don’t act like one.
      Love and Kisses
      Friday Wright
      Campaign Manager and very frustrated mother with a disability tired of everyone’s poor me excuses
      (for the record I work 9 hours a day or more too. Try doing it without legs that work properly.)

    • Courtney

      Reply

      I don’t know how you define “anywhere remotely close by”, but Midland has recently invested in increasing parking bays, and there are currently over 12,000 bays to choose from.
      This space is within ~500m of both the Midland Gate Shoppinng Centre (which has a large, free, all day parking lot by the Coles entrance) and the Midland Train Station which also offers many all day parking spaces, for a mere $2 fee.
      I’m sorry but I see nothing reflected in this response but pure laziness.

    • Male Pedestrian

      Reply

      There wouldn’t be flyers left on vehicle, if drivers like angry didn’t park in a disabled parking bays that they are not entitle to.

      And they should have done research,before getting information from another person which is known as hearsay.

      • nopermitnopark

        Reply

        Considering it’s in the road rules you’d think most people would know. But sadly we get this a lot. – Elisha

    • Reply

      If there’s a sign showing the bay is for disabled drivers, then parking there (even if Mr. Bigshot says you can) makes you a grade A Asshat. Think disability and stop being so f**king lazy! These bays are for those with limited mobility. Feel free to contact me if you require a demonstration eh?

  3. Angry

    Reply

    P.S – you can take the photos of our cars off your facebook page that Courtney Carr posted now, thank you. We have contacted the strata again this morning and they have confirmed we haven’t done anything wrong.

    • nopermitnopark

      Reply

      Was that a request? It didn’t sound like a request. No I don’t think so. (Are you still angry?)

    • nopermitnopark

      Reply

      Really? Have strata management get in touch with me and I’ll remind them of their responsibilities under the various Acts they are bound by. They can email friday@nopermitnopark.com
      Cheers 🙂

    • Male Pedestrian

      Reply

      PS I can see ‘Angry going to court

      Angry “I was allowed to park in disabled parking , because someone told me even those it is illegal”.

      • Male Pedestrian

        Reply

        And maybe we can block ‘Angry’ access to work by blocking the driveway, because someone told us we could even those it is illegal ?

        • nopermitnopark

          Reply

          You’re a card Male Pedestrian! Love it.
          Thanks for the support.

  4. Ian_AW

    Reply

    It is in breach of the development consent for the strata complex, otherwise why would the body corporate go to the expense of having the sign painted.

    The council might not be able to fine you for parking there without a valid permit, but it could take action as it breaches the development consent.

    • lauredhel

      Reply

      Actually – if this is in WA, State regulations were recently changed so that council inspectors can issue infringements for Disability Parking Bay abuse on privately-owned land, and some councils already have systems in place to enforce this, including mine (Joondalup). I expect Swan will be quick out of the gate to put them in place, given their recent kerfuffles about the issue in the news.

    • freaky chick

      Reply

      Council may not ticket there but police can. Perhaps someone should lodge a complaint with police? I’m sure no permit no park can provide u with the relevant legislation showing its illegal. :). The whole private car park is nothing more than an urban myth.

  5. cranston

    Reply

    Irrespective of whether it is illegal, common courtesy and sense would tell you not to occupy that space. It has been set aside for a reason and if it is inconvenient for you to park elsewhere, well that’s life. One day you or some member of your family may find themselves needing to use those spaces and then you might appreciate why many drivers who need better access are losing their patience. Rather than being angry, you should be embarrassed at your selfishness and lack of empathy.

  6. Even Angrier

    Reply

    I wonder how quickly the tune would change if YOU were the person affected by this arragonce. I am so over hearing excuses. So does this person who is fighting you all need to take you and the others who are doing this to anti discriminiation. No more excuses you admit your doing wrong but you have no consence and dont care. Do the right thing your photo wont appear on facebook all is good. Your angry about getting caught out its those that do that argue the toss.

  7. Jenny

    Reply

    This is a reply to “Angry”. You realise you’re parking illegally and therefore preventing people with disabilities from participating in the community by doing so. You don’t seem to care about that. Your focus is arse-up. You could instead look at why people with disabilities need these spaces and then remind yourself that you’re lucky enough NOT to NEED one. Yet. Anyone is just one accident or illness away from a mobility issue. Yes, even you “Angry”. How will you feel if you ever qualify and pay for a disability parking permit only to find all spaces are taken up by people who don’t need them? I bet you’d feel more than just “angry” – in fact, try taking a friend or relative with a mobility impairment out for the day and see what we are talking about. Better yet, hire a wheelchair and use it exclusively for a day and then come back here and whine about how you got caught out and you’re so angry about it. By the way, I’m able-bodied. I’m just tired of the selfish and arrogant drivers who will blame anyone but themselves for their behaviour. If you hold a license, remember it’s a privilege, and there are rules for a good reason. Please try to remember you’re no more special than anyone else next time you want to park somewhere you aren’t entitled to park.

  8. Kay

    Reply

    Hi, I can’t believe, and am shocked that, 1. that so many people park in disabled spots and there is even a need for what you are doing, I would NEVER park in a disabled spot, it’s just automatic like putting on your seatbelt, why is it so many people think it’s ok! and 2. The negative, defensive comments people have written here!
    Obviously I am clearly out of touch if I thought there was actually still common decency in people at shopping centres.

    • nopermitnopark

      Reply

      I didn’t realise it either until I found myself with a disability needing the spaces. Maybe everyone should have to walk a day in the shoes of someone living with a disability to understand. Cheers, Elisha

    • Reply

      1. They think it is okay because they only intend staying for a short time and the probability of some handicapped person wanting to park their is minimal. 2. As for the defencive negative comments people write, you do not like being accused is if you are wrong. So other people do not like mistake pointed out.

  9. Wayne

    Reply

    If you let down a tyre the car will be disabled at least and the driver would understand what inconvenience is.

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