Television personality Kerri-Anne Kennerley was left outraged after she was hit with a parking fine while collecting her wheelchair bound husband from inside their home.
The 64-year-old was parked in the driveway of their Sydney property and had only ducked inside momentarily to move husband John in his motorised wheelchair to the car when the incident occurred.
Speaking with the Sydney Morning Herald, Kerri-Anne said she was furious to see a $184 parking fine pinned to her vehicle once she returned.
While the laneway is located near a public school and classified a school zone on weekday mornings, the Aussie star claimed they have a pass in clear vision on the car’s windscreen, due to John’s condition, that should have made them exempt from any fine.
“We have a mobility pass on the windscreen. I pointed that out to the parking inspector, and that we were actually parked across our own driveway and not interfering with the flow of traffic in anyway, but they wouldn’t have a bar of it. They still pinged us. I was furious, it really is stupid bureaucracy without consideration of the circumstances,” Kerri-Anne explained.
Sadly John has been bound to a wheelchair for the past two years after suffering a severe spinal injury in May of 2016.
The loving was husband had fallen from a balcony at a golf course and was left an incomplete quadriplegic.
Since then Kerri-Anne has stood by his side, caring for the courageous man and doing all she can to make him as comfortable and happy as possible.
So when the parking inspector failed to acknowledge their situation, the doting wife took it higher and wrote to the Roads and Traffic Authority.
Unfortunately, she didn’t get anywhere with that either, receiving a response that claimed despite her husband’s medical condition “lenience is inappropriate”.
Clearly upset by the situation Kerri-Anne questioned how else they are supposed to transport John to his regular doctors appointments and various other outings.
“So what is the alternative? Do I now have to make John drive his wheelchair down Wellington and Ocean streets, two very busy roads, hold up all that traffic so I can get him to find a park outside where I can get him into the car?” she asked.