“Tight controls guarantee the protection of fragile subjects”

Editorial staff 27 September 2021 09:17

Share Tight checks on passes for the disabled to ensure the protection of fragile individuals. This is the appeal that comes from Francesco Vento, president of Anglat, the national association that guides handicapped transport legislation. Vento intervened after the wave of indignation that broke out over a 91-year-old man forced to go accompanied by ambulance and with oxygen to sign and collect the disabled pass. An internal investigation by the Municipality was also launched on the case. “I am informed of the complaint of a person with disabilities who has not been issued the European Unified Disability Pass (Cude) because the disabled person who holds the pass did not show up at the time of collection – writes Vento – In reality, the badge cannot be issued to no one else, albeit with a proxy, other than the disabled person himself because the Cude is comparable to an identification document, given the presence on the back of the same, of the photo and personal data of the owner and therefore the Municipality that releases, he cannot deliver it to anyone “. In addition: “If a person with disabilities – continues the president of Anglat – even if in possession of the medical legal requirement that recognizes the right to use this benefit is enticed and therefore unable to use it, this question arises spontaneously: who will use, given that it is strictly personal and can only be used with the owner’s car on board? “. According to Vento “courtesy and competence, indeed competence and courtesy in strict alphabetical order, is what disabled people find when they go to the front office of the Urban Mobility Department to request the release of the Cude” and reassures that the procedures provided for the withdrawal serve to fight abuse and misuse by family and / or friends “. “In Liguria – he explains – a series of actions have been launched for some time, starting from strict rules and controls on all Cude holders which have led to a reduction of about 30% of the badges in circulation in the Region. If this were done in all regions, including Sicily, perhaps Italy today would be a slightly more civilized country and a nation more respectful of the rights and more fragile citizens. For the above – concludes Vento – I hope that our Municipality will work better and more incisively to protect those rights that today have become difficult to enforce by millions of citizens with disabilities. I also hope that a technical table will be convened, with the most representative Associations, in order to be able to establish, in an incontrovertible way, certain rules on the release of the Cude and customized parking stalls “.

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