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    Quads that drive

    I recently started driving and I'm wondering how other quads manage parking meters, parking garages, and getting gas?

    Any other tips would be great.

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    Parking meters are free with disabled placards in many communities. Also many communities are moving to smart meters that can be charged to a credit card or smart phone. I get gas at Costco, where there is someone who will help. Many states require that the station pump your gas at self-serve if they have more than one employe on duty, but getting their attention when they are in the store is a pain. If I have to, I get out and pump my own. I carry a lanyard with a spring clip (that they use for ID badges at conventions) and clip it to my credit card. That way I can insert it and yank the card out of the slot easier. The sucky thing in Hawaii is that the clips on the nozzles are removed by law, so I have to squeeze the handle with both hands for the entire fill, which can be tiring. As for garages, I have to lean out and grab the ticket with both hands if it is within reach. Otherwise, I just have to look for someone who will help, perhaps the car behind. But, basically, I try to know of the parking situations in advance. Since i have a 7 foot tall van, it limits the garages I can use.

    I found this link that explains gas stations.
    http://www.ada-il.org/questions/q_gas_stations.php
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    parking is free....at meters and parking garages, airports etc. I just went overseas for 10 days...parking at airport would of been $200. You just give your placard and license at booth, sign a form, and its free....i pump my own gas, my left hand/arm has 100% function. Previous post covers what to do if you need help..
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    parking in garages here isnt free. so you need to know what's up where you live. but i dont pay for metered parking. i need to learn how to pump gas though!
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    Parking in garages is not free here either. If it does not have a booth attendant you are SOL.

    Generally avoid if by yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roc21 View Post
    parking is free....at meters and parking garages, airports etc. I just went overseas for 10 days...parking at airport would of been $200. You just give your placard and license at booth, sign a form, and its free....i pump my own gas, my left hand/arm has 100% function. Previous post covers what to do if you need help..
    Placard only gets yiu 24 hrs free here at airports
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    ok, well here in south florida its free....from dmv..

    Will everyone with a disabled parking permit be able to park for free at meters? Anyone with a disabled parking permit who parks on the street at a turnstile meter will continue to park for free. However, there are new time restrictions; 4 hours maximum. The law also allows local municipalities to exceed the 4 hours maximum by local ordinance.
    What are the guidelines for charging a person to park whose vehicle displays a disabled parking permit under the new law?
    The law allows municipalities to remove free parking in the following settings: government lots that are used for entertainment, such as convention centers, cruise port terminals, sports stadiums, sports arenas, coliseums and auditoriums along with airports and city or municipal garages.
    When free parking is removed as described above, the law requires the free parking be maintained only for those vehicles with ramps, lifts, hand controls or State of Florida toll exemption permits.
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    that stinks, like i said i left june 5th returned june 17th ..miami international...gave the booth lady my placard and license, she filled out a form with my info, i signed it...FREE!.. i asked how much it would be if i had to pay, she said $210..
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    Quote Originally Posted by roc21 View Post
    that stinks, like i said i left june 5th returned june 17th ..miami international...gave the booth lady my placard and license, she filled out a form with my info, i signed it...FREE!.. i asked how much it would be if i had to pay, she said $210..
    Dang, thats great. Parking is not free here in Nv except at the stores and casinos. Airport ya still have to pay. Meter parking I'm not sure since I never park there because you have to parallel park and well I'm not that great at doing that.

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