Fired up over no parking

WHERE there is a 'wheel' there is a way and for disabled shoppers the all important way of accessing shopping centres is the use of their vital car spaces.

However, this is proving to be an issue in Warwick's CBD area as these spaces are being illegally taken by drivers without permits.

Since a story on the issue was published in the Daily News on Wednesday, a number of concerns have been raised by residents.

One resident, who did not wish to be named, said he saw this happening all the time and felt something needed to be done quickly.

He was also left disgraced by the number of vehicles parked around Rose City Shoppingworld with expired registration.

"Some are expired by two to three months, why is this being allowed?" he asked.

"It's time for action."

An employee of the shopping centre was concerned with the time limit on parking in Fitzroy St, saying it restricted him to where he was able to park.

"We are not allowed to park under the centre so where are we able to park?" he said.

The Daily News website attracted plenty of responses on the story.

One reader, who holds a disabled parking permit, felt the $100 fines associated with breaching the law was not enough.

"I would like to see it increased and also incur points," she said.

"I have actually approached people who have no sticker and most are good, however I have been asked if I was the parking police.

"My reply to them is, enjoy the rest of your day because by parking here you have ruined someone else's."



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