Incorrect parking impeding independence of people with disabilities in Kerry

Kerry motorists are being urged to think before they park as instances of incorrect parking is impeding the independence of people with disabilities.

Killarney teenager and wheelchair user Ian O’Connell is urging people to pay heed to the parameters of disability parking bays.

Frequently cars have blocked part of the space, making it impossible for Ian to let his wheelchair ramp down and get out of the vehicle.

 

Community Development Worker with the Disability Federation of Ireland Áine O’Sullivan says this issue is affecting many people in Kerry.

She believes more education is needed to raise awareness among the public.

Ms O’Sullivan says it is a serious issue that is impacting on people’s independence.