herzog wrote:Ok, my story is from a couple of weeks ago, but it now appears to have played out well, so here goes:
Riding to work, in a busy part of the Sydney CBD, a MM is being an absolute git behind me.
Tailgating, revving, and honking the horn. All because he had a cyclist in front of him. It's not like I was holding him up, there was one red light after another.
Anyway I get to near my office and the road opens up a bit. He screams past, yelling idiotic garbage out the window.
As I'm dismounting to go into the office, I notice him parking a hundred metres or so down the road.
He gets out of the car, looks around in both directions to see if anyone's watching, then flicks something on the dashboard. Then locks up the car and walks off.
I check out the car - he's chucked Granny's handicap permit on the dashboard, so he can park all day long in the CBD for free.
Next step, I ring the Mobility Cheats Hotline (yes it's a thing). Give all the details to the lady, including the permit number, etc and a description of the driver (30's male, clearly non handicapped). She says this sounds nothing like the permit holder and will forward for enforcement action.
The car is parked in a similar spot on the street each day for the next 3 or 4 days, so he's clearly a repeat offender. Then I'm guessing a letter arrived from the Police - he hasn't been back since. And I suspect granny is pretty cranky with him too...
Mobility Cheats Hotline is on:
1300 884 899
http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/newsevents/20 ... tline.html
Good work there, I can't stand people who use disabled parking spots when they aren't disabled.
I don't think it applies in this case which was obvious, but a word of warning. My father once got told off for parking in a disabled spot. He has an artificial leg and it isn't obvious at all. Just make sure you are right when doing this.