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Benefits for disabled parking placards in Illinois curtailed

Benefits for disabled parking placards in Illinois curtailed

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

This month, drivers in Chicago who slide into a metered parking spot and who neglect to feed it because their rear-view window sports the familiar blue disabled parking placards will be courting a $65 fine. That’s because Illinois state law now requires all placard holders to pay for parking, unless they use a wheelchair, can’t […]

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Tampering with disabled parking placards to draw bigger fines in ME

Tampering with disabled parking placards to draw bigger fines in ME

| October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Drivers found tampering or using expired disabled parking placards in Portland, Maine may now have to pay a heftier fine of $200. On 21 October, the City Council gave the first reading of this ordinance change in an effort to curb the rampant misuse of disabled passes. If the new rule is implemented, frustrated parking […]

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Handicapped no more, say Ohio lawmakers

Handicapped no more, say Ohio lawmakers

| October 22, 2013 | 2 Comments

A new Ohio law may soon repeal use of the word “handicapped” to refer to people with disabilities. Lawmakers are also working to remove the term from designated parking signs. State representatives Michael Stinziano and Cheryl Grossman have pushed for the new law that will take away all forms of the word “handicap” and replace […]

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Vigilante app or helpful aid for accessible parking?

Vigilante app or helpful aid for accessible parking?

| July 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Winnipeg, Canada, became the testing ground last month for a mobile app that is either a boon for frustrated drivers, city revenues, and the disabled in search of accessible parking, or an enabling force for bounty hunters and nightmarish litigation. The app, called Spot Squad, allows users to take a photo of a parking violation—a […]

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Orlando gets tough on abusers of disabled parking permits

Orlando gets tough on abusers of disabled parking permits

| July 12, 2013 | 1 Comment

At nearly 3 a.m. before the Fourth of July weekend, Judith Beal found herself facing jail time for illegally using a disabled parking permit in downtown Orlando. Police had spotted her Chevrolet in a handicapped parking spot late on a Saturday and grew suspicious. They ran the placard hanging from her window and discovered it […]

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