The explosion of vehicles with handicapped plates is well noted as loaded with abuse. I am not referring to legitimate handicapped or disabled. I am talking about all the rest...
Welfare, Handicap Tags Entitlement
When your in the check out line at the grocery store, the person in front of you (in good health by a quick observation), with no shame, buys the beer, soda and cigarettes with $100 bills and they buy plenty of other crap with the food stamp credit card. Then you leave and they are loading all the loot in vehicle newer than yours, in the handicapped space out front. Of course no visible sign of handicap... handicappted tags, just another entitlement. Probably collecting a 'crazy check' from Social Security Administration (SSA) as well, (scam scheme - money for being disabled due to mental something or other).
Golf Handicap & Driver Handicap
Another thought is that if a Martian, new to the planet, observed us, he would likely surmise that the HANDICAPPED PLACARD is a WARNING TO THE OTHER DRIVERS:
"THIS VEHICLE IS OPERATED BY A DRIVER THAT DRIVES LIKE DUNG."
...inattentive, dangerously slow, disobeys traffic laws, fails to signal, fails to maintain lane...pick some, they generally suck, generally.
I think it is IRONIC but it serves a purpose. The tags end up amongst those that CAN NOT drive. So thanks (to whomever) for the advance warning.
I am left handed, so analytical by nature. Yesterday when I saw the dually pick up truck with handicapped plates it occurred to me - the driver is handicapped, but yet he hooks up heavy duty trailers, loads them and does what else while handicapped? Yep, only the lazy that LACK initiative don't have handicapped tags, hell were so lazy we don't deserve them...
What's Next: may be we can get our laziness declared a handicap and we can get tags...but I'm too lazy to find out.