There is absolutely no excuse for people to park in a handicapped parking space when they are not disabled. In Greensboro, North Carolina people have been getting away with it for years but residents have had enough.
A volunteer for the army of about forty recruits are now patrolling the small city. From last year alone, the volunteers generated over $87,000 in fines. The Greensboro police are everywhere but it is difficult for them to regulate the handicap parking signs.
One of the volunteer’s, Sylvia Poole, does not carry around a badge but uses her ticket book and digital camera as her secret weapon. In the past 6 months Poole has written over 600 tickets at $250 a pop. Thousands of people ignore handicapped parking signs which make life harder for the disabled.