Disabled people complain over vehicles parking on wheelchair lane in Pattaya

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Pattaya —

Many disabled people living in Soi Paniadchang in Pattaya filed a complaint against an undisclosed condominium for allegedly allowing tenants to park vehicles on the wheelchair lane.

Local reporters went to Soi Paniadchang in Pattaya, which housed a large community of disabled people, to check on the controversial wheelchair lane that was seen occupied by a row of motorcycles and cars on social media on Tuesday, September 20th.

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Soi Paniadchang also housed many workplaces for people with disabilities and the Redemptorist Technological College for Persons with Disabilities. As a result, Pattaya City painted a bright blue wheelchair lane to help people get to these locations. However, tenants from an unnamed condo appear to misuse the lane by parking their vehicles on it, forcing people in wheelchairs onto a dangerous road.

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Mr. Sumet Polkacha, a 49-year-old wheelchair user, told local media that he was afraid someone might crash into him from behind when he was traveling to his workplace on this trek. “My journey will be much safer without vehicles parking on the wheelchair lane. But, I also understand the drivers because the road is very narrow. A new parking lot around here would be great,” Sumet told local media.

Pattaya Deputy Mayor Wuthisak Rermkijakarn said he has received the complaint, saying he would send his subordinates to talk with the condo owner to park somewhere else. If they refused cooperation, the deputy would pursue legal action as a second measure.

This is not the first time this area has had complaints about the wheelchair lane being blocked notes TPN media.

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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.