Last night I was visiting my friend who is ill in the BRI, ( city centre hospital in Bristol) There are about 3 spaces disabled spaces for the whole hospital , none free, all the double yellow lines are loading only ones so you cant even park on there, and I was forced to park much further than was comfortable. so when I got to the front doors of the hospital in pain and grumpy, there was the local points west film crew and the health correspondent about to start filming and guess where they had parked?! yep, in the only free disabled bay!!
I complained to him and he dismissed me with a weave of his hand as he was about to start filming, poor excuse and as health correspondent wouldnt you think he would know better?
Recently I was watching antique road trip and they parked their vintage car in a clearly marked disabled bay. I have emailed both the BBC and points west and with any luck i was filmed complaining!
I wish there was a way of stopping the abuse of spaces. I thought once of printing some mock parking tickets so at least they think for a moment they have one, and explaining why they shouldn’t park there . I do sometimes challenge people that are obviously abusing the spaces, but to be honest, they havce been so rude, i m not sure its worth raising my blodd pressure.