United Spinal Emphasizes Courtesy

A new public awareness campaign by the United Spinal Association focuses on educating the public about the purpose of the access aisles next to the accessible parking spaces.

In short they are trying to emphasize courtesy, as the summer travel seasons begins. The thinking behind the whole campaign is that if people can actually see and understand why the access aisles are there, they won?t block them.

In other words, the blue hash-marks don?t indicate a parking place for motorcycles or sub-compact cars.

This whole education campaign is done with a few simple photographs; one of a car parked on the hash-marks and one of a man using his wheelchair-lift deployed on those hash-marks.

I don?t know if it will work, but I?m all in favor of awareness. Check out the campaign for yourself at www.unitedspinal.org.