Hand­i­capped park­ing

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - VOICES -

I am a hand­i­capped driver. I have heart prob­lems, knee prob­lems and some­times breath­ing prob­lems. I have a hand­i­capped plate on my car.

One day re­cently, I went to the Wal-Mart Su­per­center next to the North­west Arkansas Mall in Fayet­teville. I went at lunchtime, so the lot was full and I had to park way out in the dis­tance. Walk­ing in, I passed the hand­i­capped park­ing slots. Only half the cars had hand­i­capped plates or the mir­ror card. When I com­plained to the greeter in the store, he told me the only thing that could be done was for me to call 911. The store em­ploy­ees ap­par­ently were in­structed to do noth­ing about the prob­lem.

Since Wal-Mart is re­quired to pro­vide these spa­ces and they are there for a spe­cific set of cus­tomers, it seems to me that this is an is­sue that needs to be ad­dressed. PAUL WRIGHT Bethel Heights

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