New Parking Meters in D.C. for Persons With DisabilitiesBy NBCWashington.com / WRC-TV,
Publication Date: January 6, 2012
News article announces the installation of parking meters for drivers with disabilities in the District of Columbia. The setting aside of 400 regular metered spaces for motorists with disabilities around the city of Washington will also mean the end of free parking for those drivers at all other meters. The meters, which have red tops, will be installed during January 2012 in areas noted for a high concentration of disabled placards and plates and will allow drivers to stay twice as long as do regular meters. According to the District Department of Transportation, the reason behind the installation of the new meters is to discourage abuse by drivers who use fraudulent handicapped placards or plates. Fines for illegally parking in the spaces are reported to begin after a grace period that ends March 1.
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