Should I use a handicap placard?

By Chelsey Zumpano

To use or not to use that is the question!

I personally use one and I’m not in a wheel chair. And that’s the thing you do not have to use a wheeel chair, you just have to have a disability.

There are many benefits of using a handycap placard such as…

1 knowing exactly where the car is

2 being able to avoid walking through a busy parking lot

3 if there’s an emergency and I need to get out of the store, but can’t find the person I’m with, I can find the car

4 If i’m having a panic attack and need to get out quickly the car is near by

Here some qualifications for California.

• Your mobility is severely disabled because of a disease or disorder

• rictedddddddddddd by lung disease, specifically with a forced expiratory volume (FEV) for 1 second, when measured by spirometry, is less than 1 liter or your arterial oxygen tension is less than 60mm/hg at rest

• You’re missing or loss the use of one or both hands

• You have a significant impairment, are missing or loss the use of one or both legs

• You have vision issues, such as low vision orblindness s

This info comes from

How do you apply?

You go to your Department of motor vehicles,(DMV), and get an application or you can print one offf line. Your doctor does have to verify your disability.

A handycap placard might not be right for you if you use public transportation every where, but you might like it if you get rides with other people. If you want one, the choice is completely up to you.

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5 thoughts on “Should I use a handicap placard?

  1. I agree with you on this. Whilst California is fond of over-complicating things, the law in the most nations and throughout the US is that to qualify a person must be unable to walk 200 feet unaided. White canes and sighted guides are aids, of course.
    A study in Seattle, reported in New Mobility, found that 60% of the cars in ♿️ spaces were using someone else’s permit or did not qualify. You indeed qualify for exactly the reasons you stated.


    1. Sorry if this reply is twice, but it didn’t show up the first time. Anyway, what I was trying to say is that I should’ve clarified that I already have one and I was trying to make a point with article because I’ve seen people get a lot of negative comments about using a handycap placard.

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