Handicapped Parking Abuse

Down here in Japan, most stores and businesses have parking spaces reserved for the handicapped. The 100-yen shops (dollar stores) also sell handicapped stickers to put on cars being used by the handicapped.

Unfortunately, many able-bodied drivers buy the stickers and paste them on their cars in order to allow them to brazenly use the handicapped spaces. I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen drivers with those stickers (and sometimes without them) pull into handicapped spaces and get out and head into the business with a brisk step and no signs of any disability at all.

There should be restrictions on who can buy and use those decals together with checks by the police and hefty fines for their abuse. People who really need the spaces often can’t use them because they’re being taken up by the cars of these fakes.

身体障害者用駐車スペースの悪用

ここの日本では殆どの店や会社には身体障害者駐車スペースが設置されている。同時に100均ショップには身体障碍者用の車を示すシールも売っているので誰でも買える。

残念ながら全く身体障害のないドライバーが堂々としてそのスペースに駐車するため、それらを買って、車に貼るケースが絶えない。そのステッカーの貼っている車に乗った障害のないドライバーが駐車してから速足で店に入るのを見たことは数えられない。

そのシールの購入・使用に制限やそれの悪用に対する罰金や警察での管理が必要だ。本物の身体障害者はその偽物のせいで大切なスペースは使えない。

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English books published by AELS

(AELS出版英語書籍リスト)

The links will take you to where you can order from major booksellers.

I. Majoh Gakuin and Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools Trilogy

1. Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools

2. Lost Witch (The second book)

3. Fate & Magic (The final book in the trilogy)

II. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire Trilogy

1. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire

2. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Returns

3. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Challenges (The final book in the trilogy)

III. Fantasy fiction set outside of Japan

1. Dimension Jumpers

IV. Fantasy fiction set in Japan

1. 21st Century Ninja

2. Regressed

3. Japanese Woman

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