Drivers are left FURIOUS after a mobility scooter was parked in a disabled parking space in Bunnings
& # 39; This is so selfish & # 39 ;: Drivers are left FURIOUS after a mobility scooter is parked in a disabled parking garage
- A user of a mobility scooter is & # 39; selfish & # 39; after parking in a disabled place
- The blue scooter was broken and blocked the designated parking space at Bunnings
- Photos were then shared with the Australian Disability Parking Wall of Shame
A user of a mobility scooter is & # 39; selfish & # 39; named after parking at a handicapped place at Bunnings.
The blue scooter broke the blockage of the designated parking space at the hardware store in Bayswater, northeast Melbourne.
The photos were shared on Thursday with the Facebook group Australian Disability Parking Wall of Shame, which condemns road users for parking in disabled bays without valid permits.
& # 39; Find this unnecessary! Taking up an entire space could easily park on the sidewalk, & a viewer said.
The blue scooter blocked the designated parking lot at the hardware store in Bayswater, in the northeast of Melbourne
& # 39; Funny, but probably not appropriate … You can still park the scooter somewhere else, & # 39; wrote another.
& # 39; It is so selfish to take such a parking space. If you can walk, leave your scooter outside the store you are going to. & # 39;
A mobility scooter user said they would never leave their vehicle in the same condition, but admitted it was hard to make ends meet while shopping.
& # 39; Note that many stores are not suitable for scooters, I have been in a few that are far too small, & # 39; said a person.
Another suggested that the photos & # 39; s were proof that it was & # 39; time for specific mobility parks & # 39 ;.
The photos also aroused discussion about the regulations for mobility scooters for parking cars in an invalid parking space.
The photos were shared on Thursday with the Facebook group Australian Disability Parking Wall of Shame, which condemns road users for parking in disabled bays without valid permits
According to Vic Roads, the Road Safety Act and Road Safety Rules say that mobility scooters are not defined as motor vehicles and cannot be registered.
They only reach a maximum speed of 10 km / h on flat ground and can only be used by people with an injury, handicap or illness that impedes their walking ability.
& # 39; People who use these devices are or manual wheelchairs are considered pedestrians and must therefore follow the same traffic rules as other pedestrians & quot ;, says Vic Roads.
Mobility scooters are generally treated as pedestrians throughout Australia and should not be parked on the road – even if the user has a valid permit for a parking place for the disabled.
Because mobility scooters are designed for the footpath, users do not need a license for the device in Victoria.
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