Take the Pledge to only use disability access lawfully and responsibly

I am joining the No Permit No Park Campaign because I believe in inclusive communities for everyone. I will continue to support and promote access for people with disabilities and the education process in my community.

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  1. Reply

    I have a parking permit for a condition which varies, my concerns are more with those who I see who always must use the disability parking spots but have to drive on by because some selfish person has parked in the only available or remaining disability spot ‘for just a minute’ (more often ten or twenty minutes) and if the illegal parker returns whilst I am photographing their car, they seemingly always abuse me and/or threaten violence.

    If I am having a reasonable day and can walk less painfully than usual, I may park some distance away because the disability spots are taken. As I drive a somewhat distinctive car the distance serves to give me some degree of anonymity and lessens the likelihood of the illegal parker retaliating to my photography by attacking my car.

    Please keep me posted as to when the app will be available.

    Regards

    Roger

    rogervaughan1@gmail.com 0404646600

    • nopermitnopark

      Reply

      Hi Roger,
      The app is available in the app stores now. It’s called Towit.
      It is very easy and quick to use so photos can be taken pretty discretely. Safety is always our number one priority. If anyone attempts to engage you in confrontation, it’s best to walk away, or just tell them it’s only for auditing purposes.
      Cheers
      Elisha

  2. Reply

    Why don’t the shops keep check on the permit parking,if you say anything you get abused ,my chronic lung disease means I have to park nearby but if I’m on a good day I leave that space for someone in a wheelchair as they are worse than me and I see loads of people using the permit bays that do not have a permit and this includes tradespeople too

    • nopermitnopark

      Reply

      Probably because at this stage there’s nothing that forces them to unless we make an issue of it and they still don’t see the value in the disabled dollar. That’s why we are working to improve the anti discrimination complaints process. It needs to be more easily accessible, faster and have an actual consequence.

  3. Clint Deverson

    Reply

    I’ve always been a strong supporter of this campaign forever! To me personally I think that the Australian Federal Government should do a national campaign on the rules of parking in a disabled parking bay without a permit on display. Where the people who abuse it and ignore the rules and park in them anyway!

    So they should have a national campaign on television and radio and in newspapers and social media networks.

    Plus each council should have dedicated parking inspectors who just patrol disabled parking bays and they are allowed to give tickets to any vehicle that’s parked in any disabled parking bays without a permit on display anywhere in the vehicles and they can patrol absolutely anywhere where there’s a disabled parking bay in their council.

    Then for the federal government to make a national fine for all states and territories instead of having different fines for each state and territory. Plus make the disabled parking permits one type of parking permit for Australia wide instead of permits for each individual state and territories!

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