CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Handicap parking spaces have been mandated by federal law since 1968.
Most people are very aware of them, so it’s fairly rare to see the law violated.
It’s even more rare to see a high profile vehicle, such as a postal truck, parked in a handicap spot in a lot where other spots were available.
Cleveland 19 approached the carrier as she returned to the vehicle with lunch, asking, “You know you’re parked in a handicapped spot?”
She said there were no other spots. We pointed out several.
She answered, “Oh, that’s nice. You guys have a great day.”
She told us her name was Jessica, and clearly, she parked directly in a freshly-painted handicap spot. We checked and she had no handicap placard displayed.
We pointed out the handicap sign marking the spot and she answered, “Oh, OK. You guys have a great day.”
At the Broadview Heights branch where the carrier is assigned, we told the manager about the video. She said she was unaware of it and gave a number to call for more information. We got an email from the postal service expressing disappointment in the carrier’s decision and an apology.
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