I'm handicapped according to my Dr.'s and the state . I have the hanging thing and use it if I'm having a bad day mobile wise. Other than that I park as close as I can and hobble along. I can get handicapped plate for the car, not sure about the scooter though . Doubt I will go that way unless things get worse. I count myself as lucky , but also get a bit peeved when I see people who are not needing the HC parking spot and use it anyway because they are driving Mom's or Dad's car that has the tag or plate.