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August 29, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Odd places to see handicapped plates

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No one should dispute the fact that the Americans with Disabilities Act has been a boon to people with handicaps. Increased access to public buildings, restrooms, sidewalks and crosswalks, along with preferred parking, have been implemented by all levels of government, greatly assisting people with genuine disabilities.

But I do look askance when I see a handicapped license plate on a Corvette or 350Z, a jacked-up big-tire four-wheel-drive pickup truck, or dune buggy equipped for street driving. This past weekend, seeing a Harley-Davidson motorcycle displaying a handicapped license plate, whose owner’s leather jacket showed motorcycle club “colors,” made me wonder just what criteria or regulation the DMV follows when issuing the handicapped plates. Will a big rig be next in line for a plate?

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