Support us!

Members of the Barbados Council for the Disabled (BCD) were gathered outside the Massy Supermarket in Warrens, St Michael today collecting signatures for a petition.

They are seeking a change to the Road Traffic Act.

This man pledged his support to the cause.
This man pledged his support to the cause.

BCD members, who are aiming to get at least 1,000 signatures in support of their campaign, want provision to be made for mandatory disabled-only parking spaces at both Government and private sector establishments.

They are also asking that violators be fined.

This woman also supported the cause.
This woman also supported the cause.

These provisions are consistent with those in the United Conventions on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, to which Barbados is a signatory.

Barbadians, who missed out on today’s exercise, have been invited to place their signature online at the change.org petition website.

 

One Response to Support us!

  1. Tony Waterman December 7, 2015 at 5:33 am

    Why do they need a petition to change the Traffic Act, all they have to do is to have an agreement with Massy to install the parking spaces Clearly marked with the International sign of the Disabled.,and with a Notice which states than any car parked there without having a DISABLED Sticker CLEARLY DISPLAYED on the dash Board will be Towed at the Owner’s Risk and Expense. that will stand up in any Court as Massy has the right to tell anyone using their property to follow their rules or suffer the penalty for NOT doing so.

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