Handicapped Abuse: Daytona Beach Spee...

Handicapped Abuse: Daytona Beach Speedway Makes Life Miserable for Disabled Patrons

There are 14 comments on the www.daytonapost.com story from Mar 3, 2009, titled Handicapped Abuse: Daytona Beach Speedway Makes Life Miserable for Disabled Patrons. In it, www.daytonapost.com reports that:

While it is well known that the Speedway and associated ventures have reaped untold riches thanks to the various subsidies granted by local corrupt officials, a recent complaint exposes their disdain for the elderly, disabled, and otherwise handicapped... Published in Daytona Beach News

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InTheKnow

Atlanta, GA

#1 Mar 3, 2009
This happens at all the race tracks. Tracks don't cater to handicapped people and it's bullchit.

Since: Dec 08

AOL

#2 Mar 3, 2009
YOU are wrong
At Las vegas Motor Speedway, I was treated with kindness, respect and dignity

And I am partially paralyzed

Shut up n drive

Since: Oct 07

Rome, OH

#3 Mar 3, 2009
Our local track will sell you parking tickets closer to the front but those tickets should be free or some should be set aside for handicapped patrons at the same price everyone pays to park.
MISSU3

Fort Worth, TX

#4 Mar 3, 2009
Whether it was raining or not, 250,000 fans would have all been trying to get out of there at the same time. Not having carts there after the race was inexcusable.

“Let's go racing!!!!”

Since: Dec 08

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Mar 3, 2009
Shut up n drive wrote:
Our local track will sell you parking tickets closer to the front but those tickets should be free or some should be set aside for handicapped patrons at the same price everyone pays to park.
Our local track has regular Handicap parking, or you can park on the back strech and stay in your car or take your own chairs, they even let some park under the grandstands next to the elevator. We like all race fans. JMO, if you know you are going to something like that maybe you could get a cart or have someone bring your car up for you. Just a thought. We have lot's of fans with the scooters.

Since: Dec 08

AOL

#6 Mar 4, 2009
GOTALIFE wrote:
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Our local track has regular Handicap parking, or you can park on the back strech and stay in your car or take your own chairs, they even let some park under the grandstands next to the elevator. We like all race fans. JMO, if you know you are going to something like that maybe you could get a cart or have someone bring your car up for you. Just a thought. We have lot's of fans with the scooters.
I was so very pleased with LVMS and the way I was treated. There was a Usher Supervisor who constantly walked back and forth, making sure us broke folks were all OK and was there anything we needed. There were 12 elevators to accomidate scooters, crutches and cane weilding folks too! I have no complaints about Las Vegas Motor Speedway - except maybe Bruton Smith could LOWER PRICES!!!!!

“Let's go racing!!!!”

Since: Dec 08

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Mar 4, 2009
Angel of Dreams wrote:
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I was so very pleased with LVMS and the way I was treated. There was a Usher Supervisor who constantly walked back and forth, making sure us broke folks were all OK and was there anything we needed. There were 12 elevators to accomidate scooters, crutches and cane weilding folks too! I have no complaints about Las Vegas Motor Speedway - except maybe Bruton Smith could LOWER PRICES!!!!!
Hey I'm all for the lower prices. Might actually make it to a race or two.Hehehehe

Since: Dec 08

AOL

#8 Mar 4, 2009
GOTALIFE wrote:
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Hey I'm all for the lower prices. Might actually make it to a race or two.Hehehehe
We might tailgate next year instead of camping. We loved the camping, but it was about $300 for 6 days - DRY camping at that!

I went to the comment section in that article from Daytona and I explained what LVMS was like and how great the experience was. Maybe Daytona race officials need to come and take a few lessons from LVMS!

“Let's go racing!!!!”

Since: Dec 08

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Mar 4, 2009
Angel of Dreams wrote:
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We might tailgate next year instead of camping. We loved the camping, but it was about $300 for 6 days - DRY camping at that!
I went to the comment section in that article from Daytona and I explained what LVMS was like and how great the experience was. Maybe Daytona race officials need to come and take a few lessons from LVMS!
They most likely won't change anything until they start loosing money. It is after all all about the all mighty dollar. I think if they would all drop the prices and cater to the fan they could sell out even in this economy.:)

Since: Dec 08

AOL

#10 Mar 4, 2009
GOTALIFE wrote:
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They most likely won't change anything until they start loosing money. It is after all all about the all mighty dollar. I think if they would all drop the prices and cater to the fan they could sell out even in this economy.:)
Las Vegas is all about the tourist. being from PA, I saw a whole different world out here when it came to treatment of handicapped people. I think this bad treatment of handicapped people is not isolated to Daytona FL

I have a friendin PA who walks with a cane - she wanted to come out and see me. She asked me if it was OK if she brought her cane. I said 'sure'!

She told me that in PA, people have refused to serve her because she walks with a cane.

My own sister who started a business in Bellefonte PA told me that 'no one pays attention to ADA laws here" She was talking about complying to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

I HOPE Daytona changes how they treat disabled people - THEY may become disabled someday.

I never thought ever in my life that I'd be paralyzed.....and here I am. Disability can happen to anyone anytime anyplace.

“Let's go racing!!!!”

Since: Dec 08

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Mar 4, 2009
Angel, that is crazy stuff girl! I can not believe that someone won't wait on you if you have a cane. Way back when I was in school I worked at a small gas station. There was a handicaped man that would come in and honk. We would go outside and pump his gas for him. No it was not a full service station. It was just a nice thing to do. He always came back and always called our boss to say nice things about us. We never even thought about why or anything it was second nature. You are so right about disability can happen to anyone at any time. Look how it happened to you. How can something like that do soo much damage. Tell your friend she will be welcome in NM too.
Former Daytonan

Saint Cloud, FL

#12 Mar 5, 2009
The problems seems localized to Daytona Beach. The city is economically dead and with rampant crime due to widespread political corruption. There is an overall moral breakdown in its citizenry and this spills over to the speedway. The treatment of the handicapped is emblematic of the moral decay of Daytona Beach.
FUNNY YOU ASK

Melbourne, FL

#13 Mar 10, 2009
Former Daytonan wrote:
The problems seems localized to Daytona Beach. The city is economically dead and with rampant crime due to widespread political corruption. There is an overall moral breakdown in its citizenry and this spills over to the speedway. The treatment of the handicapped is emblematic of the moral decay of Daytona Beach.
WOW!!!!! the crime went way down when you took your sorry ass out of here.. It was good to hear you got 5-10 for being a peeping Tom
Mad Cop

Saint Cloud, FL

#14 Mar 11, 2009
FUNNY YOU ASK wrote:
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WOW!!!!! the crime went way down when you took your sorry ass out of here.. It was good to hear you got 5-10 for being a peeping Tom
Fitting name for another idiot that works for the speedway capos.

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