SC Officials to Crack Down on Handicapped Parking Violators

If you’re that person, you know, the one who borrows your mom’s handicapped parking placard so you don’t have to trudge an extra hundred feet to the mall entrance, consider this a public service announcement:

In an effort to crack down on those who violate handicapped parking placards and parking spaces, a new law goes into effect January 1st, 2010.

The Department of Motor Vehicles will include a picture of the disabled person on the placard.

Lawmakers say the change will make it easier to know if a driver is actually disabled.

People with current placards can keep them until they expire, but will then have to get a replacement with their photo. The deadline for that is January 1st, 2013.

No word yet on how exactly local authorities plan to enforce this new measure.  My guess is that we should file this under “nice, but meaningless gestures.”


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