Don't make disabled suffer to fix problem of stolen disability placards [Letter]

July 15, 2014

I feel that there must be a better solution to the disability placard problem than to place the burden on the disabled ("New rules require disabled drivers to pay for handicap spots," July 10). Disabled folks do not have the strength or mobility to obtain change from sources near their parking meters. They may need to return to the meter several times to deposit coins. A trip to Baltimore city attractions would be futile. Parking tickets would increase for the disabled through no fault of their own.

The theft of disability placards to be sold to selfish and insensitive people is a criminal act affecting our most vulnerable citizens. Our elected officials need to find a more appropriate resolution to this problem.

Bill Hennick

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