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  • Do You Park In Handicapped Spaces?

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    No. No need to.
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    • #3
      No I do not. And granted... it's a crappy thing to have done. Both the parking and the knocking over of the bike.

      But it doesn't look like the bike was parked in the actual spot. Looks like it was parked in the striped zone where the ramp needed to come down from the van.


      FTR, I have seen handicap MC plates. Fellow RC has one on his Goldwing.
      Helen

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Sxy Rdr View Post
        No I do not. And granted... it's a crappy thing to have done. Both the parking and the knocking over of the bike.

        But it doesn't look like the bike was parked in the actual spot. Looks like it was parked in the striped zone where the ramp needed to come down from the van.
        In Texas, it's illegal to park in those medians. As you stated, it's the zone where the ramp NEEDS to come down from the van. What good is the handicapped spot if you can't exit your vehicle?

        I admit to have parked in this zone before. The one in our grocery store parking lot is HUGE, and I could put the bike in the front right quadrant where it was not in the way of a ramp. <sigh> Yes, I can own up when I've been a jerk.
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        • #5
          Karma...

          Even with metal in my legs I park in a proper spot and walk.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Lezbert View Post
            In Texas, it's illegal to park in those medians. As you stated, it's the zone where the ramp NEEDS to come down from the van. What good is the handicapped spot if you can't exit your vehicle?

            I admit to have parked in this zone before. The one in our grocery store parking lot is HUGE, and I could put the bike in the front right quadrant where it was not in the way of a ramp. <sigh> Yes, I can own up when I've been a jerk.
            I've parked in yellow striped zones at the ends of parking rows (not in the fire lanes along the store fronts though). Usually the police will leave you alone as long as you're not being an ass about it. But the blue zones... that's definitely a no-no.
            Helen

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            • #7
              I park in the striped zones at school becuase they prefer that motorcyclists park there to save full spots for cars.

              But no, I have never parked in a handicapped spot unless I was driving my grandmother around in her car for some reason.
              Borrowed from Deadstick - Although I can handle the bike under normal circumstances, I am no longer confident that I can handle it in all circumstances. I think that is where the idea of a "beginner" bike really lies. It's not that a beginner can't ride it if he/she does everything correctly, it's that he/she should be able to ride it with a margin of safety even if he/she does something wrong or conditions exceed his/her skill level.

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              • #8
                You can get a handicapped MC plate if you qualify for it and park in the handicapped spot, friend has one on his Spyder and had it on his V-Star 1300 before that. The one in the photo was parked in the wrong place at the wrong time for sure. That is a costly drop on a Stratoliner.
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