The Morris Police Department will step up its patrols in relation to handicapped parking violations.
The police department has seen an increase in complaints about vehicles parked in handicapped parking stalls without a properly displayed placard and/or state-issued disability license plate. These violations have been reported both in retail parking lots, as well as in school parking lots and the Morris Downtown Business District.
It is important that parking stalls dedicated for the use of people with disabilities are used only by people who have legally issued disability placards and/or state-issued disability license plates.
The minimum fine for parking in a space reserved for persons with disabilities without disability plates and/or a parking placard is $250. Unauthorized use of disability plates and/or a parking placard can result in a $600 fine and a driver’s license suspension for a first offense.
Police officers may confiscate a placard and the Secretary of State’s office may suspend or revoke plates or placards being used illegally.
Go to www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/vsd574.pdf for more information.