The South African Community Action Network will contact the shopping center’s management or the police to remove vehicles from bays designed for disabled drivers.

"When somebody phones us with a description and the location of the vehicle, we will call the shopping center and tell management to move the vehicle," a network spokesman said. And if the center management ignored the call, the network will call the police to remove the offending vehicle.

"Many people who have a limp, a crutch, a walking stick, emphysema or are short of breath feel they have a right to use this space. They do not,” QuadPara Association of SA CEO Ari Seirlis said. "Some people just cannot resist the temptation of an empty wheelchair parking bay. Disabled bays are reserved for wheelchair customers, as they are wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair", Seirlis said.

He said disabled drivers should display a legitimate sticker from an accredited disability agency.

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