NEW YORK--(sign to keep able-bodied people from illegally parking in reserved spots. The slogan reads, “Taking My Spot? Take My Disability” to establish that accessible parking areas are used for their proper purposes.)--Rates of illegal parking in spaces reserved for persons with disabilities are out of control—in California alone, 30 percent of parkers who display disabled parking placards are doing so fraudulently. MyParkingSign.com has launched a new
“If you take my place, take my handicap.”
“No one should be forced to trade their own pain for someone else’s convenience,” said Conrad Lumm, Director of MyParkingSign. “We’re championing the message that reserved parking is meant to respond to people’s real needs.”
The sign is the first accessible parking sign in America with the words “Taking My Spot? Take My Disability.” It was inspired by a sign written in French commonly seen across Europe, and translates to “If you take my place, take my handicap.” With white font on a blue background and easy installation, the sign is meant to install on posts with pre-existing reserved parking or accessible parking messages.
“Rather than blaring aggressive, fine-oriented threats, this sign favors a conscientious approach to ensure that accessible parking spots are used for their correct purposes,” says Lumm.
To view the sign, visit
For more information, visit www.myparkingsign.com.
Notes to editors:
- Data was derived from: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jan/25/local/la-me-0125-lopez-disabledparking-20120124
- The sign was inspired by the following French sign: http://www.balencourt.com/blog/2007/08/04/orange-bleue-si-tu-prends-ma-place
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