Editor; I was asked by a senior who uses the disabled parking spaces, in all areas of P.E.I., to remind people that their permits were supposed to be renewed at the end of 2013. Though reminders were mailed out, many people did not receive them. This senior did not get the reminder in the mail about renewing her permit. She thought her permit did not expire until the end of March 2014.
She also complained that many of the permits she checked on cars in the parking lot were outdated as far back as 2012. Tickets are being given to people with outdated permits in store parking lots. The fine in Summerside is $25. She wanted to remind people to renew their disabled parking permits.
The other major problem was that young, healthy people park in the disabled parking spaces. Some young girls justified it by saying they would be just a few minutes in the store. That attitude adds to the suffering of people who have physical difficulties, walk with canes, walkers or depend on wheelchairs. She asked that physically healthy people stop using the disabled parking spots.