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3/27/2013 6:00:00 AM
Letter: Parking spot not compliant?

I picked up a pizza at Domino's today and noticed that the handicapped parking was on the side of building near their back door.

I believe the ADA law requires them to be near the front door. It looks like it was just done because the paint looked new. I hope the owner of this building will correct this problem.

All individuals who use handicapped parking, please also write to the editor so the owner of this building gets the message. Thank you.

Burt Kaploe

Kingman


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Reader Comments

Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

@ Gun Owner

“I'm in favor of eliminating all of the ‘handicapped parking’ places in the store parking lots.”

There is an ancient Hebrew saying (and I will save you having to seek a translation) that says, “We mock what we are to be.”

Good luck.


Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2013
Article comment by: Capt. Nice

Gun owner
Kinda harsh wouldn't you say to those who are truly disabled and have a hard time getting to and fro. One day you may need help.
With that said, they may as well get rid of the handicapped parking as it is so badly abused that the badly handicapped usually have to walk from way back there....like me, which is okay as I was once a long distance runner and that little walk as badly as it hurts is nothing!
Your giving us gun owners a bad name!


Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2013
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@Jack A.Lope

"where the handicapped parking is in a larger area, no slope, easy access for vehicles,"

Good point. For a really great example of where not to put designated spots, just check out the designated spots at the post office, they are right on a good slope.


Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013
Article comment by: gun owner 000

I'm in favor of eliminating all of the "handicapped parking" places in the store parking lots. If you're disabled, handicapped, or just lazy, what in the heck are you doing picking up a pizza for, anyway? I'm not handicapped and I haven't had a slice of pizza in over a year. And, oh yes, I use the feet God gave me to walk into the store and shop. What a lot of readers aren't posting is how rude some people in wheelchairs and electric carts are...."Hey DUDE! I don't owe you a living!" If you'd get off that electric cart and walk a bit, and put those Cheeto's and pork rinds back, you'd live a lot longer....And NO, it's not my fault you got diabetes.

Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013
Article comment by: Frank Harris

I am a senior - never had a handicap sticker and hopefully never will. However I see many believing since they’re old, they deserve one. There's also fat people - yes, their knees don't work like they use to. You'd think when you start to get heavy you'd do something about it. Unfortunately they eat and don't exercise to a point where their knees can't take it. I saw a heavy, okay fat guy bounce into Safeway the other day. He almost skipped to get into the store he had so much energy. As soon as the door closed behind him he scurried over to the motorized cart and off he went. Now he could certainly use the exercise of walking but failed to understand those carts are for handicapped people. I think the problem is we all see the 5-10% abusers and resent it. Unfortunately our society allows the small percentage of abusers to ruin it for the 90-95% who truly need special consideration. I’d like to see very aggressive enforcement of handicap privileges. Judges should impose sentences that require these scumbags to be with the truly handicap for a week or month. I think many times the young with "his pants below his butt" don't really understand how difficult it is for a handicap person with poor mobility to deal with daily tasks. Perhaps if these inconsiderates were to "walk a mile" in handicap shoes, they’d thank God for what they have.

Oh, one last thing - doctors need to have some balls and refuse approving every request for these plates. Yea, just because you get tired of hearing the grumpy old man demand you sign the form, doesn't mean you should take the easy way out.


Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013
Article comment by: Jack A.Lope

if you take look, the parking spaces in front are sloped away from the building, sharply. that would make using a wheel chair a little difficult. where the handicapped parking is in a larger area, no slope, easy access for vehicles, not in a main traffic stream as is the paring in front.

Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013
Article comment by: biker randy

It seems to me a handicaqpped person is who should complain to the store manager/owner if they don't like what has been done. Not someone who isn't handicapped and personally isn't effected. There may be a very legitimate reason it's the way it is.

Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013
Article comment by: Doing Research

@Desert Angel

Spend a few days in a wheelchair and maybe you'll become more sympathetic to those who do not have the choice.


Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013
Article comment by: Calling it like I see it

Funny thing is: A lot of these people, who we think are illegally parking in the handicapped space, aren't really illegal. They do have a legal handicap and are just leaching off the system.

Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Article comment by: joker wilde

I have noticed that several Kingman-area businesses choose to put handicapped parking stalls as far away from the front door as they can. I don't get it. And yes, Rick O'Shea, I do not patronize them.

Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

“The handicapped parking spaces must be located so they are the closest spots to the accessible entrance and should be on ground level. The only exception is if the closest space is on a slope or uneven surface …”

Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Article comment by: Desert Angel

There are plenty of handicap parking spaces in front of these establishments. It is hard to find a non handicapped spot when doing business these days. Don't see what the problem is here.

Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Article comment by: Sharon E

Burt - Did you even bother to go into Dominos and ask them about it to tell them your concerns. The statement that "I believe" does not translate into fact that there is indeed a problem. Perhaps you should look it up before making accusations in the newspaper. Just a thought.

Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Article comment by: Capt. Nice

Burt
Even tho probably half of the people who use the handicapped spaces in Kingman are not handicapped, what's your point?
I would rather they start giving tickets to people who abuse the right, other than punishing some business who put the space not where you want them.
I'm handicapped myself and usually wind up parking in a regular parking spot only to watch some punk with his pants below his butt get out of a handicapped spot, unless they give handicapped cards to idiots...I don't know.
I would be ashamed or embarrassed if I were some of these people who abuse the privilege


Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Article comment by: desert dweller

The problem with handicapped spaces is...there are so many "culls" in this society, so lazy, they can't walk 10 feet, so they will park in a space that is a necessity for a handicapped person...when these warts on the butt of humanity start being civilized, maybe people will again honor the "handicap parking"!

Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Article comment by: Rick O'Shea

Here's a thought, don't patronize the business if your unhappy with it.

Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Article comment by: Same Old Thing

Why didn't YOU call the manager/owner?



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