My question involves a traffic citation from the state of: Michigan
Ok, so I was at work this morning for a meeting at 9:00 A.M.. I parked in a handicap spot because it was closest to the door. I only parked there because we were not open for business until 11:00 A.M. I would never park in a handicap space during regular business hours.
Ok, here is my question. What is the law for parking in handicap spaces? I had a cop harass me this morning over my choice of parking. He told me I could not park there. Even after I explained to him the situation. I was only parked there for an hour and a half and we were not even open for business for 2 more hours. Which means that no body and I mean NO ONE should even be parked in the lot until we are open for business at 11:00 A.M..
Normally I wouldn't care about something like this. But because of my position on law-enforcement abusing their power, I always like to make sure I have the right to tell then to go fly a kite before I actually do so.
Anyone chime in here with some input? I looked up the laws on this, but there isn't anything saying if the law does or does not change when a business is or isn't open for business.