Kerri-Anne Fined Helping Paralysed Husband John Into Car
Veteran TV star Kerri-Anne Kennerley has been left fuming after she given a parking fine while she was in her own driveway transferring her husband John from his wheelchair into their car.
Private Sydney has reported that KAK, mounted a case against the Roads and Traffic Authority in which she pleaded for leniency.
Kerri-Anne revealed, '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 any way, 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 circumstance,'
The $184 fine was given to Kerri-Anne after she briefly left the 4WD in her driveway - which is classified as a school zone on weekday mornings - to collect John.
Since John's tragic fall, Kerri-Anne explained that she has been assisted by her stepson Simon as well as full-time carers.
'We (herself and stepson Simon) have got it down to under 10 minutes, but the car and the wheelchair have to be on the same level, not on a footpath, that's why I moved the car because the garage isn't big enough to fit the chair into,'
'So what is the alternative? Do I now have to make John drive his wheelchair down 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?'
John was paralysed after he fell on the lawn outside a golf resort two years ago.