Morris police addresses parking violations

MORRIS – The Morris Police Department will step up their patrols as it pertains 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 or state issued disability license plate. These violations have been reported both in parking lots in retail developments, as well as in school parking lots and the Morris downtown business district, according to a news release from Morris police.

It is very important that parking stalls dedicated for the use of people with disabilities are used only by persons who have legally issued disability placards or state issued disability license plates.

The minimum fine for parking in a space reserved for persons with disabilities without disability plates or a parking placard is $250. Unauthorized use of disability plates 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: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/vsd574.pdf for more information.