Disability General


Accessible Parking Tags in NJ

Do you ever see someone parking in an #accessible parking spot that does not look visibly #disabled although they do have a #DMV issued #accessibleparking tag? We certainly need to keep in mind that just because someone does not have a visible #disability, it does not mean they are not #disabled. Having said that, there are certainly those that abuse the system. In #NJ alone, where I live and work, approximately 500,000 such tags are issued. In 2011, in one local town, there were more than 1,100 violations, each carrying a fine of $250. In an effort to reform the system the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission will soon require drivers with accessible parking tags and license plates to verify their #disabilities every three years.

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