New law aims to curb abuse of disabled parking permits - Fox 2 News Headlines

New law aims to curb abuse of disabled parking permits

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

The Illinois General Assembly passed a new law that will attempt to curb the abuse of disabled parking permits by able bodied motorists.

This new law will offer motorists who are physically unable to access meters or pay boxes because they use a wheelchair or have a disability to have access to free parking.

Eligible motorists will display a yellow and gray colored placard to park for free at metered spaces in Chicago and throughout Illinois.

To receive the placard, eligible motorists will now have to submit documentation from their doctor that verifies that they qualify.

Additionally, the blue or red placards and disability license plates will no longer qualify for free parking.

The law will go into effect Jan. 1.

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