A woman with a disability shared the heartfelt notes she wrote over the course of a week to the driver of a vehicle illegally parked in a Queensland hotel.
A young woman who lives in a Gold Coast building said her large white SUV had been sitting in her usual handicapped parking space for seven days without permission.
Despite alerting building security and management, staff reportedly refused to move the vehicle, forcing tenants to park in the basement and climb two “very steep” ramps. I was.
“Having to climb those ramps and stairs aggravates the pain that spreads throughout my body. I may have to spend the rest of the night in bed. It’s not fair,” she told Yahoo on Thursday. He told News Australia.
Most of the people who use the hotel are vacationers, she argues, but a small number of elderly and disabled tenants rely on designated spaces near the building’s elevators.
After repeated complaints, the woman said an employee advised the driver in question to write a “quick note”.
“I hope you enjoyed your vacation, but since you arrived you have been parked without a permit in a handicapped parking space,” she said in a letter posted to Facebook on Wednesday. is written.
“This made my week very difficult as I rely on these spaces to avoid having to park far away and sometimes underground. and be more careful about how it affects others.”
The note, which she signed with a smiley face and a handle to her “Chronic Illness/Disability Instagram Page,” also included a “Disability Allies” sticker she made. It shows an SUV parked in a clearly marked handicapped area with a woman’s petition tucked underneath.
Last year, the Queensland government increased the fine for parking in handicapped parking spaces from $266 to $533.
Parking behavior is ‘frustrating and disappointing’
An annoyed tenant said she was always “frustrated and disappointed” when people broke the law by parking in handicapped parking without a permit. This is the 5th vehicle that reports to be parked in a marked lot.
“It doesn’t seem like much has been done about it. None of the vehicles I have reported have been towed or otherwise actioned.” Wheelchairs.
The woman said hotel security had put an orange sticker on the SUV three days ago to notify drivers that it was encroaching on private property and that it would be towed away if it didn’t move. As of this afternoon, it remains parked there.
Other Australians with disabilities reacted to the tenant’s post online, with one woman calling the car owner’s behavior “disgusting.”
“If you’re not ready to intervene, go above your manager…it’s a disgrace in itself! We need a GM or something similar. Don’t let us rest until we see results,” someone said Said another person suggested going to the police.
Another person suggested, “Ask the building manager the name of the corporate manager and the company he works for.”
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