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huhn

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fine for parking in Cyprus
« on: 31 May 2020 06:02AM »
Finally, in terms of parking in disabled areas, the fine is increased from 85 euros which is the existing fine, also to 300 euros.

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Re: fine for parking in Cyprus
« Reply #1 on: 31 May 2020 09:27PM »
Good, maybe that will make the inconsiderate think twice..

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Re: fine for parking in Cyprus
« Reply #2 on: 01 Jun 2020 06:02PM »
Yes, it's good to deter that sort of parking.

Having said that, personally I live in an inner-city area with atrocious parking problems, and what seems to me to be a widespread attitude of 'who cares?' when they block disabled access along pavements, parking in designated disabled slots doesn't seem to me to be just about parking in the correct parking slot but also a part of general attitude.

Here in the UK, parts of the media have pushed a couple of memes that have been very damaging.  One is the image of disabled people as being mostly frauds and fakers, and the other is the image of disabled people getting 'free' cars, as if that solves everything.

Result?

Well, I find that if I politely draw the attention of people parking too far across the pavement to the need for disabled access, all too often the response is along the lines of 'so what?'  I've ended up asking not "How do you think disabled people will get past your car?" but "How do you think the man from X Rd with the specialist wheelchair is going to get past, or the woman from Y Rd with the splayed crutches and the man from Z road with his guide dog."  Etc.

Meanwhile, where I am, there's been a scandal exposed but still happening of people who can't find parking spaces outside their homes getting faked disabled parking markings painted.  That then embeds in the minds of others that 'disabled parking' = 'someone staking claim to priority they're not entitled to'.

Lots of subliminal messages resulting in wrongful and inconsiderate parking by people who either  genuinely don't believe they're doing anything wrong or turn a blind eye to whether they are.

What a pity it's big fines that deter people, not a sense of decency.
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