Framingham, MA - The Framingham Disability Commission has provided funding through the HP Fine Account to the Framingham Police Department so that they can increase their enforcement of vehicles parked illegally in Handicapped (Accessible) Parking spaces during the upcoming 2017 Holiday shopping season.
This increased enforcement program will run from November 24, 2017 (Black Friday) to December 26, 2017, (the day after Christmas).
The purpose of this increased enforcement is twofold; to make the public aware that it is illegal to park in Handicapped (Accessible) Parking spaces or access aisles (striped area), without the proper plate or placard, and secondly, to educate the public about proper use of HP Placards and HP Plates. The access aisle which is a 8 ft. or 5 ft. striped area is considered to be part of the HP space and no vehicle, even those with a valid plate or placard, is allowed to park in that striped access aisle.
The fine is $300 for parking illegally in a Handicapped (Accessible) Parking space or the striped access aisle.
For more information and Frequently Asked Questions please visit the MA Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) Division of Medical Affairs link at http://www.massrmv.com/MedicalAffairs.aspx .
Also please review the MassDOT, "Disabled Placard/ Plate and Disabled Veteran Plate Information" and the "DO NOT and DO" list of proper use of an HP Placard.
Here is a link to the Handicapped (Accessible) Parking Town Bylaw (City Ordinance as of January 1, 2018) by visiting: http://framinghamma.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/268
The goal of this program is to ensure that people do not park illegally during this holiday season or anytime and ultimately end the abuse of people parking illegally in HP spaces. For further information or questions please contact the Disability Commission at our contact information below:
Framingham Disability Commission
voice mail: (508) 532-5540
For a printable press release, click on the link below...