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Armless man denied disabled parking spot

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Armless man denied disabled parking spot
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08:36 CEST+02:00
A Swedish man has had his disabled parking permit revoked despite lacking both arms and thus unable to pay for a ticket.
The man's request to renew his disabled parking permit was rejected by Örebro municipality in central Sweden due to the fact that the man can walk, according to the local Nerikes Allehanda daily.
 
The man, who drives a special designed car which allows him mobility despite his handicap, uses his vehicle both for work and privately.
 
He appealed the municipality's decision but the decision was backed up by both the county administrative board and the Transport Agency (Transportstyrelsen). 
 
The man has argued that despite his ability to walk he has trouble carrying heavy items for long distances.
 
A disabled parking permit affords the user free use of designated parking places in Swedish cities which are typically located close to stores and public transport links.
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