5 Tips to Make Disabled Parking Easier

The holiday season is official here.  And, with it comes more people out and about making parking more challenging, especially for those with disabilities.  Here are some guidelines directly from the California Department of Motor Vehicles that can make parking a bit easier for those with a Disabled Person Parking Placard.

“Once you have a valid DP placard, DP plates, or DV plates, you may park:

  • In parking spaces with the International Symbol of Access (wheelchair symbol).
  • Next to a blue curb authorized for persons with disabilities parking.
  • Next to a green curb (green curbs indicate limited time parking) for as long as you wish. There is no time limit with a DP placard, DP license plates, or DV license plates.
  • In an on-street metered parking space at no charge.
  • In an area that indicates it requires a resident or merchant permit.

In addition to parking privileges, service stations must refuel a disabled person’s vehicle at self-service rates unless the service facility has only one employee on duty.”

This information is for California.  If you live in another state check with your DMV office.

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