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I have just gotten the cheapest, most unworthy ticket in my life. I have a handicap plate and parked at my local grocery chain, and because the person that parked next to the handicap stall had his car across the blue line on my drivers side, I had to park with my wheels on the blue line on the passenger side. He wrote me a $250 ticket and took a picture. What the :smash officer:smash isn't aware of, is, the vehicle that was parked next to mine wasn't there when he drove up...........Beware XLR owners, their jealous out there.
It just gripes me that I have to follow this up and plead my case because of this dumb rooky cop..........Let's call it what it is...............just a dumb cop. There goes the Holiday spirit.:cry
 

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What does jealousy have to do with it? You think the officer cited you because he is jealous of the car you drive?
 

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I think that was his point, yes.

I'd go with the theory the cop thought that no handicapped person should be driving a car like that!
 

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Standby:

I'd take the time to respond but it's pretty obvious you have little or no respect for a profession that allowed me to retire with a Commander's pay (same as a deputy chief) and prepared me for employment in the private sector at a level which allows me all the pleasures life as to offer including an XLR and the MB my wife enjoys tooling around in.

BTW - My retirement was forced due to a spinal injury and I am eligible for a blue placard for my car, however since I can still walk I opt to allow another citizen with a greater handicap to enjoy the luxury of a convenient parking space.

Perhaps this ticket can serve as a wake-up call for you since everybody who owns an XLR knows its not exactly a "handicap friendly platform"..................lol
 

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I have little or no respect for people that go out of their way to bitch at people or write out citations for miniscule code violations. With your arrogant attitude, and living off the tax payers on retirement, you have a lot of nerve dictating to me, and then you brag about them setting you up in luxury, not to mention bragging about all your cars. You need to live in LA since your such a name dropper.
As for handicap, you have no idea the extent of my handicap and I too don't always park in one if I can take a space a little ways down the lane. If you're trying to be cute with your lol (which stands for "lots of laughs", not "lots of luck"). You failed.
Do me a big favor and keep your crast remarks to yourself. I don't need negative people such as yourself in my life.
Ouch.........I guess the gloves are off once again. My suggestion to you would be to stop whining and pay the ticket.

BTW - Talk about being jealous.................geexz, your green streak is pretty obvious.
 

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I Believe If You Would Go To Court On The Assigned Date And Explain The Details To The Prosecutor He Would Help You With The Ticket.
 

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Auld Lang Syne

Standby & mswaim-
Not sure I want to get in the middle of you two guys but.... :nono

It's New Years Eve

In the immortal words of Scottish poet Robert Burns:

Should auld aquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
(The question seems relevant today somehow :yesnod )

Life's too short. :thumbs

I'm at our escape, Casaloma, in the Blue Ridge Mountains today and thought I share something with you. A photo taken from our dock on Lake Betty Kaye

And to everyone on the forum - have a Happy and blessed New Year.

Aviator
 

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Standby & mswaim-
Not sure I want to get in the middle of you two guys but.... :nono

It's New Years Eve

In the immortal words of Scottish poet Robert Burns:

Should auld aquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
(The question seems relevant today somehow :yesnod )

Life's too short. :thumbs

I'm at our escape, Casaloma, in the Blue Ridge Mountains today and thought I share something with you. A photo taken from our dock on Lake Betty Kaye

And to everyone on the forum - have a Happy and blessed New Year.

Aviator
Great photo, wife and I will be leaving later this morning for our place in Cabo San Lucas. I've already packed two bottles of Stags Leap Cab for tonight's festivities.

Have a great time, I know we will!!
 
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Has anyone on XLR Forum noticed that mswaim has a very noticable problem and should seek help as soon as possible? He certainly feels superior to everyone else here, and is consitantly in everyones face. He retired with a handicap and I think it's above the neck.
 

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Actually, this was a very informative group of intelligent and articulate enthusiasts until December, the month you joined.

You have been angry at me ever since I pointed out to you (both here and on the cadillac.com forum) that the cruise control will NOT bring your vehicle to a complete stop without brake assistance.

That exchange prompted the numerous emails to me in which you proved your skill with four-letter words.

What is interesting is that since that time, you have went back and very carefully edited that original post, deleting only that portion where you made that statement. You have also went through and deleted or edited many of your posts since then, why I'm not sure.

At any rate, if you disagree with me that is your right, however this most recent post of yours only serves to show your lack of maturity and your inability to accept criticism without flying off the handle and dropping the conversation into the gutter.
 

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Hey Standby, my name is Leach, so don,t bring my name up in such cheap shot way. :cuss Have a good day. :jester :jester :jester
 
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Sorry Budsvet, I just can't stop this guy from attacking me and harassing me. I won't direct my answers to him and he still keeps running off at the mouth. I guess I will block him. That way I don't have to see his responces. A little block on my e-mail will help too. I just don't need this harassment in my life.
 

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apology accepted, every one should just lighten up a bit. as that old boy in calf. said " can't we all just get along" have a good day. :jester :flag :jester
 

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Free Legal Advice

The judge (political hack in a Batman costume :nopity ) will ask you if you parked over the line.

When you say yes (see the cop's photo) he will say "guilty as charged", and probably add court costs to your ticket.

My legal advice as an, admittedly, non-CA attorney (NY) is to plead guilty and then appeal the judgment amount on the basis of your special circumstances--if you show up for this purpose in NY City, you are pretty much guaranteed to get a $100.00 to $150.00 reduction in the dollar amount, where the ticket is $300.

Good Luck!

--Bob

PS, even tho I'm with you 1000%, I can see how a cop would be pissed at an XLR in a handicapped spot, taking up 2 spaces so that his car doors don't get dinged! :iagree --I wouldn't have been surprised if he had you towed, and you got a $500.00 bill--that's my typical sort of experience with cops in the East!
 
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Dadonator,
I appreciate your candor and wil go and plead my case. BTW.......I wasn't in another space. I was in the blue hatched area which is my area as a handicap person.

I went back to the space put my XLR in it, and measured the handicap space in case it wasn't painted correctly, and took a picture of the vehcile and the tape measure on the ground. I had nine inches on each side which doesn't leave much for error. I merely pulled to the right to allow myself and my cane to get out of the car without hitting the vehicle that was parked over my line. I'm not one of those people that take up two parking spots because I think I'm better than somone else. I had no more than my wheels into the hatched area.

If anyone was at fault, it was the guy that was parked on over the line into the handicap space, but he wasn't there when the cop showed up. That's the story I'm giving the judge, if he still finds me guilty, I may be held in contempt, but at leat I'll have my say.
Thanks for your concern
standby
 

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ADA run amok...

Since you brought it up....Now I'll tell you what I'm torqued up about: The Americans with Disabilities Act.

Talk about over the line...
The ADA as almost like the American Gestapo it is out of control.

Have you ever gone anywhere where all the handicap spaces are used up? Here in Texas the norm is 10-20 empty handicap spaces while th rest of the lot is jammed. There are wa-a-a-y to many of em required. :mad

Those handicap bathrooms? On my floor the landlord just remodeled our restroom, and was required to put in a gigantic throne room, one floor level urinal (which I have to stoop to keep from peeing on the flush handle), and one regular urinal. We went from a "four holer" to three. Now that is 66% involvement. :cuss

But the thing that just tipped me over on this (slightly ironic) rant: This weekend, we were out taking photos of waterfalls in Dupont State Forest near Cedar Mountain NC. One of the falls, required about 3/4 mile hike up a mountain, on a mud trail not 12 inches wide. The average angle of incline was 30-45 degrees, with some sheer drops in spots. And that's the EASIEST way in.

"So what to my wondering eyes should appear "at the top when I stopped to catch my breath? I snapped the attached photo for the benefit of standby and mswaim. In case you can't tell, it's a handicapped porta potty. :banghead Now want genius dreamed THAT up.

Guys - I don't know your individual circumstances (except what you scribe here), but anyone who drives an XLR has a lot to be thankful for. :D
 

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Since you brought it up....Now I'll tell you what I'm torqued up about: The Americans with Disabilities Act.

Talk about over the line...
The ADA as almost like the American Gestapo it is out of control.

Have you ever gone anywhere where all the handicap spaces are used up? Here in Texas the norm is 10-20 empty handicap spaces while th rest of the lot is jammed. There are wa-a-a-y to many of em required. :mad

Those handicap bathrooms? On my floor the landlord just remodeled our restroom, and was required to put in a gigantic throne room, one floor level urinal (which I have to stoop to keep from peeing on the flush handle), and one regular urinal. We went from a "four holer" to three. Now that is 66% involvement. :cuss

But the thing that just tipped me over on this (slightly ironic) rant: This weekend, we were out taking photos of waterfalls in Dupont State Forest near Cedar Mountain NC. One of the falls, required about 3/4 mile hike up a mountain, on a mud trail not 12 inches wide. The average angle of incline was 30-45 degrees, with some sheer drops in spots. And that's the EASIEST way in.

"So what to my wondering eyes should appear "at the top when I stopped to catch my breath? I snapped the attached photo for the benefit of standby and mswaim. In case you can't tell, it's a handicapped porta potty. :banghead Now want genius dreamed THAT up.

Guys - I don't know your individual circumstances (except what you scribe here), but anyone who drives and XLR has a lot to be thankful for. :D

I agree one hundred percent. Most of the handicap placards here in CA are issued to people who for all intents and purposes do not need their convenience.

The criteria is very low and most physicians do not hesitate to complete the simple form.

Heck, one of the criteria that can be used to justify being "disabled" in CA is to be visually impaired!! Now, that's a person I want driving in a lane next to me.

The bigger problem is the fact the placard or plate is issued to an individual, however once it is attached to the vehicle everyone who drives the car exploits the privilege.
 
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