Letter: Hurting the handicapped

This letter is in response to Mrs. Lynda Davidson's Aug. 25 letter to the editor about nobody caring anymore when it comes to people who don't have a placard parking in handicapped parking spaces.

She hit the nail on the head. I too have seen a lot of that. My wife has a medical problem. We have a handicapped license plate on our car. When I am by myself I will not park in a handicapped spot. But I have seen a lot of people who do when they shouldn't. These people are lazy, and don't care. They figure they are only going to be in there five minutes. While they are in the store someone who is handicapped and really needs it can't park.

I used to live in Riverside, Calif. When we lived there the fine was $325. I don't know what it is now.

When Mrs. Davidson's husband confronted that person and that person gave him a smart remark, he should have called the police.

As far as I'm concerned, the fine for parking in a handicapped place without a placard or license plate should be a minimum of $300.

Ronney L. Case

Golden Valley