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Conn. Phasing Out Lifetime Handicap Parking Passes

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WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Disabled Connecticut drivers will soon need to renew handicap parking permits after specific dates rather than holding lifetime passes.

The state Department of Motor Vehicles is phasing out permanent disability parking permits to weed out those who no longer qualify or are using other people’s passes.

The DMV stopped issuing new lifetime parking placards in January, but about 310,000 were already in use statewide.

The agency says it will take several years to cancel and replace all of them.

Current pass holders will receive instructions on how to renew, both with their identification to prove they are the assigned recipient and medical proof that the disability is permanent.

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