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Confused about Handicap Stickers 5 Years, 5 Months ago  
On my last couple of trips to the store, I've been seeing a HD Sportster parked in the handicaped parking. The bike looks basically new, fully functional and has not been modified in any way. At first glance, I thought this person was parking illegally but, after a closer look, it does have a Handicap Sticker on it's windshield. Now, I don't know the laws regarding Handicap requirements but I do know what it takes to ride a bike. You've got to have good/great balance, good/great reaction times, complete motor skills of all you limbs, good vision, and so on. My question is, how can someone be declared Handicaped and still have all skills needed to ride a motorcycle. I have seen people with Modified Trikes that are disabled but not on an unmodified 2 wheeler. I'm not trying to say this person is doing anything wrong, I just don't understand how someone can ride and be disabled.
 
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Re:Confused about Handicap Stickers 5 Years, 5 Months ago  
You know I was a little surprised myself that here in KY the DOT has a handicap plate for motorcycles. I have never seen one on a bike here and that includes the 25 yrs. as a State Trooper. I'll have to look into that. Go figure
 
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Re:Confused about Handicap Stickers 5 Years, 5 Months ago  
It's kinda weird Midnight, I see people at the stores walk normally from the handicapped parking spaces all the time. The best is when it's raining out real hard and they run just fine. I don't think I ever saw a Motorcycle with a Handicapped sticker on it ever.
 
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Re:Confused about Handicap Stickers 5 Years, 5 Months ago  
At truck stops there's handi-cap parking spots for semis!
 
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Re:Confused about Handicap Stickers 5 Years, 5 Months ago  
could be mentally handicapped .
 
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Re:Confused about Handicap Stickers 5 Years, 5 Months ago  
ok.. I got my LEO hat on. There are many ways of having a disability or meeting the criteria of being issued a handicap sticker/plate/plackard. In the State of Florida you aren't showing proof of a disability but more of a medical condition that makes you eligible. It could be unable to walk long distances (possible circulation problem), heart issues, your doctor is your neighbor LOL, and so on.

I know many folks that have them here that make me scratch my head.

I am sure it varies a lot from State to State.
 
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Re:Confused about Handicap Stickers 5 Years, 5 Months ago  
Riding buddy of mine here in Calif. has a handicap license plate on his bike. He has been pulled over a couple of times and has been asked "how can he ride a motorcycle and be handicapped"? He just tells the officer it's none of his business, it has to be signed off by his Dr. and the D.M.V. And at times I do believe he is "mentally handicapped"!
 
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Re:Confused about Handicap Stickers 5 Years, 5 Months ago  
O K this is a sore subject I have a handicap plate. I have two knees that are crap. neither have any cartilage left between the bone can take the pain walking for about 10 min. before I have to sit down for a little bit. My sister has a plate on her car she has asthma real bad if you look at us you cant tell we have problems. My sister and myself would trade our problems any time. I think you park at your on risk. sorry for the attitude, I'm off my box. Here in Texas you can only have one plate and one placard witch one do you think would last hung on a bike.
 
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Re:Confused about Handicap Stickers 5 Years, 5 Months ago  
And O, by the way, he did have back surgery and has limited mobility such as long walks and standing to long.
 
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Re:Confused about Handicap Stickers 5 Years, 5 Months ago  
It could be a breathing disorder. My wife only has 40% lung function and if she walks very far she has a real hard time breathing. We haven't gotten us plates yet but as time goes by I am sure we will have to. Guess I could get some for the bike as she rides with me some times.
 
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