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Old 09-21-2014, 09:38 AM   #155
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tag abuse

In Michigan tags are given either on a permanent need or a temporary need. Doctor has to specify how long and temporary tag is written to that.

Permanent tag or license must be a non recoverable disability. My Mom's had her Michigan ID (like a license number) on it so only she could use it. Of course this is a honor thing too.

When she died and I took it into the SOS they were shocked I was not keeping it for my own use. I think even permanent tags should have a time limit on them. If the person (whose name is on the tag) is still alive, they get it renewed no problem. If they are gone, no new tag.

Unfortunately people who abuse will always find a way and a justification.
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:05 AM   #156
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Thought I would resurrect this thread because I have a question.

The other day for the first time I saw a permanent handicapped tag, the license plate kind on an RV. This was a 40' or so MH. So how many handicap parking spots would that fit in? What is the point? If this person has a disability then I have no problem with them getting the tags, just not sure why on a big MH.
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:28 AM   #157
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The only advantage with having those plates on a MH that I can see is when you get to a campground that has handicap spaces.
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Old 12-02-2014, 12:12 PM   #158
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The only advantage with having those plates on a MH that I can see is when you get to a campground that has handicap spaces.
I had not given that a thought. We have been in many state parks with handicap access sites. Thanks.

That said this MH is in a private park with no handicap sites I have ever see. Parked in a site that is grass/gravel and a ways from any services.
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Thought I would resurrect this thread because I have a question.

The other day for the first time I saw a permanent handicapped tag, the license plate kind on an RV. This was a 40' or so MH. So how many handicap parking spots would that fit in? What is the point? If this person has a disability then I have no problem with them getting the tags, just not sure why on a big MH.
I have seen and used handicap spaces at rest areas.
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...and campgrounds as well. When Pismo North Beach was redone, they built out 6 or 7 spaces with larger concrete pads, easier access, etc., for handicapped folks.

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"Most" campgrounds will be very accommodating if you let them know you are handicapped. They may not have a marked site but they may have a site that they hold back on renting unless the CG is full. Ask when you call if you need an HC site.
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Old 12-02-2014, 04:36 PM   #162
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Alas there are many who have handicapped parking permits which they do not need, but they use 'em anyway, I have also seen folks use someone else's permit when they had it.

A truly handicapped person will, if having a good day, use regular parking in order to save the spot for someone who needs it.

And then there are stories I hear like the teens (Able bodied) who not only parked in the handi capped, but flipped the "One finger salute" to the security guard who told 'em to move it.

So the guard signaled the bootstrap crain operator who was working on a new addition to the mall, He swung the boom around, a pair of Riggers came out and rigged the car, and set it down on a 10 foot tall snow pile the plows had built up.
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In today's society the people would be arrested for stealing a car.

However, I do like the ending.
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This camper with his plates may be saving lots with the handicap plates. Doesn't save in ca unless you have a pickup or something with commercial plates then you don't pay any weight fees. This can save hundreds on a f450 or the like!
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After a while we noticed this guy with the handicap tags on his MH is a work camper and is on his feet all day in the restaurant. It is possible that he has a loved one in the MH we don't see because he/she has a real mobility problem.

I never say a word to these suspicious looking handicap tag users because there are handicaps that are not obvious. Just makes me wonder when I see some.

If you have been following this thread you know I started this mostly because of a "friend" and her husband that we know abuse her tag. The last straw was when we were picnicking with a group and they of course hogged the closest handicap space and at the next pavilion there a woman in a wheelchair. Nice huh?
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I never say a word to these suspicious looking handicap tag users because there are handicaps that are not obvious. Just makes me wonder when I see some.

If you have been following this thread you know I started this mostly because of a "friend" and her husband that we know abuse her tag.
In this day and age, it's all too easy to take a photo of somebody exiting their car, and the license tag. Have the DMV addy in your phone and send them the photo...
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In this day and age, it's all too easy to take a photo of somebody exiting their car, and the license tag. Have the DMV addy in your phone and send them the photo...
I thought about that but there are people that have problems like not being able to walk long distances but otherwise look normal. The doctors that allow that kind of abuse are part to blame.
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There are handicapped spaces at many truck stops now.
Ask the driver if he/she will pull up a pant leg. You may be surprised and embarrassed.
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