Disabled vet parking rules cause much confusion

Full story: El Paso Times

Vietnam War veteran Jesus Padilla parked in a Downtown garage and didn't put his disabled parking placard on his vehicle's rearview mirror.
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James Russell USNR

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So if you can't see it, then the person is not disabled?
Ever hear of cancer, diabetes, heart and lung problems, severe joint and back problems which is very common with former paratroopers? A lot of the medical problems listed are related to being poisoned with military herbicides.
If we cant see your prosthesis leg, does that mean you're not disabled?
So lets just give everyone a tag then you pendejo.
Americansailor

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#90
Oct 2, 2012
 
I couldn't agree more. I see it all the time. It's one thing for a healthy person to have a big piece of plastic blocking their view, but the fact it is a handicap individual who may be elderly or restricted in body movement or reaction times, make it even more dangerous. But I have yet to ever see this law actually enforced. I mean, how hard is it to take the placard down when u drive and stick it up when u park? Pure laziness.
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by the way, has anybody, who has a disabled parking
placard, ever read the back. It says do not drive
with placard hanging on rearview mirror. They do
obstruct your vision!!!!!!
Americansailor

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Oct 2, 2012
 
In theory you are right. However, I am living proof that the state needs to revisit the way they allow vets to get a disabled vet plate. Myself for example: I am rated at 80%. 20% for a neck injury which does not qualify me as physically handicapped. I have a minor lack of neck movement of about 10 degrees. That's nothing major but t got me a 20% rating trough the va. I also have a 70% rating for PTSD. When they calculate my combined rating it is 76% but dive they pay in increments of 10 they round up to 80%. So I am officially 80% disabled and have disabled vet plates. Am I disabled where I need a close parking spot? No. Do I have a handicap placard along with my DV plates? Yes. The way the system currently works, I am authorized to have disabled vet plates with disabled placard. I a not abusing the system. For one I hardly ever park in handicap with the exception of the state fair or sports event bc the alternative is a 5 mile hike. And the main reason I have chosen to receive the disabled vet plates that I am authorized, is bc my yearly registration goes down fro about $50 to a measly $3. Not to mention the perk of getting out of a few tickets. But I'm not playing a victim. I'm merely taking a benefit that the state deemed I am entitled to. I will be the first to admit I'm not disabled where I need a handicap tag. Now how about some of you "handicap bc u eat too much" individuals, and other bogus handicap classifications admit it too. Disabilities are n
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Not "everyone" injured in the military can get DV plates - you have to submit proof you are at least 50% disabled. I just applied to renew my DV plates -and the new ones give you the option of having the wheelchair emblem on the plate or not - and they let you ask for up to two placards (they do ask if they should be blue or red).
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#92
Oct 10, 2012
 
Im not VA but someone might still be able to help me with my question. I dont owen a car but my family give me rides can I still apply for one of those blue cards that hang from the rear view mirror.
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Nurse El Paso wrote:
I am retired with 33 years of service. People who qualify for disabled vet plates, who don't qualify for a disability place card, should not use disabled parking. You can be rated with 50% VA disability without a impairment in ambulation.
Next time you have a thought on this matter, keep it to yourself....
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Just because I don't LOOK disabled! The only way you qualify for DV plates is if your a veteran with over a 50 percent disability rating at the federal level. I have a steel plate and 8 screws in my spine! So for someone that has NEVER served our nation, to assume they have privlage over myself for example(21 YEARS IN THE ARMY)! I earned my right to park where I do. You disagree go enlist in any branch you want and serve 21 years. Then post your uneducated, moronic comments. Otherwise move to canada. To get the mirror placard its a note from any doctor. Go talk to every doctor that wrote that BS note and stop crying about veterans that EARNED that liscence plate.
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If you have a visitor from Juarez just stop by the DMV and they will issue a temporrary card that you can use even when their gone their like a week or a month long.
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Just because I don't LOOK disabled! The only way you qualify for DV plates is if your a veteran with over a 50 percent disability rating at the federal level. I have a steel plate and 8 screws in my spine! So for someone that has NEVER served our nation, to assume they have privlage over myself for example(21 YEARS IN THE ARMY)! I earned my right to park where I do. You disagree go enlist in any branch you want and serve 21 years. Then post your uneducated, moronic comments. Otherwise move to canada. To get the mirror placard its a note from any doctor. Go talk to every doctor that wrote that BS note and stop crying about veterans that EARNED that liscence plate.
You chicken chit pos. I would gladly kick your lazy vet ass from one side of the curb to the other! Not only that I would also spit in your face. What makes your service better than mine or another vet. Your dumb ass probably fell off a ladder while cleaning windows and I suspect that it is NOT combat related. Now stfu and watch where you park you crying sac of dog chit!
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Dec 11, 2012
 
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<quoted text>You chicken chit pos. I would gladly kick your lazy vet ass from one side of the curb to the other! Not only that I would also spit in your face. What makes your service better than mine or another vet. Your dumb ass probably fell off a ladder while cleaning windows and I suspect that it is NOT combat related. Now stfu and watch where you park you crying sac of dog chit!
Another violation to add to you list. Look at the Stolen Valor Act, Gaytor. You are a coward and never served so STFU you weak emotional little girl.
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DV Plates wrote:
Just because I don't LOOK disabled! The only way you qualify for DV plates is if your a veteran with over a 50 percent disability rating at the federal level. I have a steel plate and 8 screws in my spine! So for someone that has NEVER served our nation, to assume they have privlage over myself for example(21 YEARS IN THE ARMY)! I earned my right to park where I do. You disagree go enlist in any branch you want and serve 21 years. Then post your uneducated, moronic comments. Otherwise move to canada. To get the mirror placard its a note from any doctor. Go talk to every doctor that wrote that BS note and stop crying about veterans that EARNED that liscence plate.
Don't let the forum greatest liar get to you. He takes different monikers and lies. He had no honor and a bigoted cowardly azzwipe. He pretend to be a vet, navy or Mexican to bait people. In reality I believe he is a middle aged, fat, ugly, tranny seeking attention whose allows his dwarf mother to mow lawns to earn a living for him. He changes locations and monikers.
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Another violation to add to you list. Look at the Stolen Valor Act, Gaytor. You are a coward and never served so STFU you weak emotional little girl.
You served plenty of sailors on your hands and knees you flamer. Now you're molesting children.
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Dec 11, 2012
 
I don't worry too much about these things. I generally just park wherever the hell I want. I drive a Winnebago so no one is likely to mess with me anyway.
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Another violation to add to you list. Look at the Stolen Valor Act, Gaytor. You are a coward and never served so STFU you weak emotional little girl.
Why are you chasing after my balls?
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Dec 11, 2012
 
Nothing worse than a fat, old, bird headed tranny trying to gain the attention of veterans. How digesting.
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Nothing worse than a fat, old, bird headed tranny trying to gain the attention of veterans. How digesting.
Sorry, you still cannot have my balls.
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<quoted text>Sorry, you still cannot have my balls.
All you have to mention is tranny and this sicko responses. Hey tranny fetch the bone.

You warped, old, fat, bird headed sicko. Get your mother a riding lawn mover.
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Lawnmaster wrote:
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Another violation to add to you list. Look at the Stolen Valor Act, Gaytor. You are a coward and never served so STFU you weak emotional little girl.
Its not a violation anymore it.was deemed unconstitional. Anybody can claim anything now

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