My company has a parking lot that has several (3 or so) handicapped spots. The other day the president of our company noticed me walking across the parking lot into work (I am about 7 months pregnant) and told me that if I wanted to, I could park in a handicapped spot. He said pregnancy is considered a disability.
I appreciate his kindness, I know he is just trying to be nice to me, and he means that as the president of the company, he won’t call in my car if I do park there. But I think he is wrong about me being able to legally park there, isn’t he? Aren’t handicapped spots enforced by the police even if on private property? So if a police officer happened to come across my car (not likely, no one comes to our lot in passing, but still) I would get ticketed anyway, right?
So, am I legally allowed to park there? If not, am I likely to get ticketed if the top guys at my company have given me the ok? I am just curious. I don’t mind walking now, but in another month or so when it snows the lot does tend to get pretty slippery with ice. I have wiped out in past years and would rather not do that while pregnant.
(No one who works here uses the spots, and I have only ever seen one of them taken up one time. It’s not a store or anything where we get customers, just the occasional visitor.)