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Enhancement for Disability Parking Enforcement; Respect the Space.

posted Jul 9, 2013, 1:07 PM by Leader Working NMSS

A new County-wide initiative entitled, “Respect the Space,” was designed to raise awareness about the proper use of accessible parking spaces reserved for people with disabilities. The initiative was suggested by the County’s Commission on People with Disabilities. The members were concerned about non-disabled people parking in reserved accessible spaces and the abuse of disability parking placards.  The County increased its enforcement of illegal parking in accessible spaces, but needed the assistance of the MVA to better enforce placard abuses. MVA Administrators joined Montgomery County Executive and Montgomery County Police Chief to announce changes to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MVA) vehicle registration database to provide law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Maryland with information regarding disability parking privileges. With this state-wide expansion of informational access, Maryland law enforcement agencies have a new, state-of-the-art tool against the illegal use of disability parking placards.  For more information about the Respect the Space initiative, go to the County’s website and click on the Respect the Space icon on the homepage.