No­body seems to care that able-bod­ied driv­ers are us­ing dis­abled bays

7 Days in Dubai - - COMMUNITY -

In re­sponse to the let­ter ‘Driv­ers still flout­ing rules on dis­abled park­ing bays’ (Sept 5), my com­pany has a large mul­ti­story car park, which staff may use at no cost. With 3,500 staff there are only three park­ing re­served spa­ces for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties. One of these spa­ces is oc­cu­pied daily by an em­ployee who drives a huge 4×4 pickup truck. When it’s time to go home, he heads to the exit faster than a jackrab­bit to reach the car park – yet he parks in a dis­abled space. Be­cause other staff see a large 4×4 parked in a clearly marked dis­abled space, they read­ily park on the re­main­ing two park­ing spots. Oddly enough, the three dis­abled spa­ces are not at the ac­cess level to the of­fice build­ing to shorten the walk­ing dis­tance of a dis­abled per­son but are lo­cated 2 sto­ries higher, so as to make them walk FUR­THER. Nei­ther fa­cil­i­ties management nor se­cu­rity care. LT Dubai

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