Fines may help
A letter from Wayne Flint about his difficulties regarding the enforcement of laws relating to mobility parks in Porirua [ Kapi Mana News, November 6] highlighted an important issue that is not going to go away easily in the foreseeable future.
I used to wonder while I dragged myself across the car park with my walking stick or drove my car around the block three times before I gave up hope of attending a meeting or shopping, why able-bodied people who could walk a few extra metres had taken a park that I needed.
Now I think that it is possible that a $150 fine, when the law is enforced, will change the behaviour of a few transgressors. What is most needed is even more compassion in the whole community. More understanding, of the constant realities of the lives of people with disabilities, would make a bigger difference.
No-one can be sure that they will never join our ranks. I’m glad there are already many people who do leave disability parks for