I Was Only Running in for a Minute
We hear lots of excuses:
The parking lot was full.
I didn't see the sign.
It was raining.
My placard is expired - I haven't had time to renew.
But the truth is, there is no good reason to illegally park in an accessible stall.
Be Aware - Show You Care
Designated parking stalls are for those who are unable to walk unassisted for more than 50 metres - they are a necessity, not a privilege.
If you illegally use an accessible stall, individuals with disabilities may be forced to walk distances beyond restrictions that are specified by a medical practitioner, thus putting themselves at risk.
If your vehicle is parked illegally, you will be issued a $250 ticket and may face towing and impound charges.
No part of the vehicle may occupy any part of the stall designated for persons with disabilities.
The City of Edmonton has a "no tolerance" policy for vehicles illegally parked in accessible stalls.
Did You know?
From January 1 - October 26, 2017 there were 3,109 tickets issued to people parked illegally in designed accessible parking stalls.
- In 2016, there was 3,961 tickets issued
- In 2015, there was 3,929 tickets issued
- In 2014, there was 3,334 tickets issued
Let's work on lowering those numbers year to year.