The Car that Can’t be Moved

What this article is all about relates to a popular “The Script song” , that has lyrics that read “Maybe I’ll get famous as the man who can’t be moved..And maybe you won’t mean to but you’ll see me on the news”. Just change the “man” to “car” and no need to say more.

The Car that Can't be Moved

Recently inconsiderate drivers who felt  that they can’t be moved had their own taste of hammering in social media. Remember the “I own Ayala Alabang” lady who  caused traffic in a drop-off area of a mall?

Now here’s another “The Car that Can’t be Moved” episode that happened somewhere in Ortigas.

In a recent FB post, a netizen  shared how a shining Mercedes Benz caused difficulty to an 83 year-old elder on a wheelchair. First this car was blocking the ramp, which made it impossible for the Senior Citizen to use the facility. And what’s worst? The driver refused to wheel away a mere 2 feet distance , which almost had grandpa in wheelchair soak in the rain.

Take note , the “I didn’t know (with matching scratching the head)” alibi is not applicable here. For according to the post,  the driver was approached by guards and valet parking personnel. Good thing there were others ready to help and grandpa was safe and sound.

Fellow netizens hurled angry comments towards the driver, calling him a D-bag  and A in the hole . Some even suggested to throw hot eggs on the car’s hood.

Here’s the full story.

The Car that Can't be Moved

For those who don’t seriously care for these PWD/Senior Citizen ramps, here’s a law that would make them think twice. In the “”Magna Carta for Disabled Persons” under  Republic Act (RA) No. 7277, it was established under  Batas Pambansa Bilang 344 that-  “Ramps shall be provided as means of access to level of change going to entry points and entrances, lobbies influenced by condition of location or use. ”

What do violators of this law get into?

1) For the first violation, a fine of not less than Fifty thousand pesos (P50, 000.00) but not exceeding One hundred thousand pesos (P100, 000.00) or imprisonment of not less than six (6) months but not more than two (2) years, or both at the discretion of the court;

and 2) For any subsequent violation, a fine of not less than One hundred thousand pesos (P100, 000.00) but not exceeding Two hundred thousand pesos (P200, 000.00) or imprisonment for not less than two (2) years but not more than six (6) years, or both at the discretion of the court.

(b) Any person who abuses the privileges granted herein shall be punished with imprisonment of not less than six (6) months or a fine of not less than Five thousand pesos (P50, 000.00), or both, at the discretion of the court.

(c) If the violator is a corporation, organization or any similar entity, the officials thereof directly involved shall be liable therefore.

(d) If the violator is an alien or a foreigner, he shall be deported immediately after service of sentence without further deportation proceeding .

 

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