Cheers Top Gear
Well, I settled down to watch Top Gear tonight. I always do, despite it being poor in recent years, It is still the best the best thing on TV on a Sunday evening.
Now, I know it is a mindless show, it is not their to educate. But imagine my annoyance when I saw this.
What is wrong with that you say? Just two electric cars, how can you have beef with that? Look at the parking spaces, yeah, disabled spaces. Are May and Clarkson registered disabled suddenly? I some how doubt it, so what can it be, surely, no wait, this is a top BBC show, can not be ignorance can it? Well I guess it must be, I know, I know, big deal eh? Well, yes, it is actually, Top Gear is watched by millions. Hundreds of thousands of disabled people need these parking spaces, for a very practical reason. So to me, it is so unhelpful to see the BBC, appear not to care. I don’t care if these spaces were not used, they could have been, that is the reason they are there. To me, it just highlights how thoughtless some people are, towards disabled people.
I doubt anyone will start parking in these spaces, just because Top Gear did. But it is worrying, that not even the BBC seem to care. Disabled spaces are vital, they are wide enough to get a wheelchair next to the car, plus closer to buildings.
Unless you have a blue badge, do not park in these spaces. If I had it my way, misuse of these spaces would carry a heavy fine. But most businesses refuse to apply this to their car parks, thus proving they do not value disabled customers.
Cheers Top Gear, you’ve helped fuel the ignorance.