Reader's view: Businesses must take better care of walkways
I was shocked to see a caregiver and a man with a handicap nearly fall going into a local business the other day. You would think businesses would take better care of their walkways so people wouldn't slip. It is hard enough for your average pers...
I was shocked to see a caregiver and a man with a handicap nearly fall going into a local business the other day. You would think businesses would take better care of their walkways so people wouldn't slip. It is hard enough for your average person to navigate the ice, let alone the elderly or those with handicaps. What does a bag of rock salt cost? Maybe $3 at the most? A small price compared to a lawsuit for not even taking basic safety measures to prevent a fall and injury, which could cost thousands. You would think more managers would be on the ball by cleaning their walks, putting salt down and making it safe for the elderly and those with handicaps.
While I'm on the subject, those of you who think it is OK to park in spots reserved for people with handicaps, when you don't have a proper decal or license plates, should be ashamed! Those spots are not for you; they are for people with handicaps, and if I see you parked there, I will either call the police or leave you a note. If you have done it at Super One in West Duluth and found a note on your car, reading, "This is for handicapped parking and being stupid doesn't count as a handicap, please don't block these spaces," that was from me. To park in those spaces you must have a state decal placard or plates, and it is illegal and can carry a $250 fine if you don't. Show people consideration and don't park there if you don't belong!