BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – New Jersey officials announced plans Wednesday to cut down on the misuse of handicapped parking spots.
People with disabilities will now be required to have their medical conditions recertified every three years to qualify for New Jersey’s handicapped parking privileges. The changes take effect August 1.
As WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported, officials decided to act on the issue when widespread abuse of handicapped spots was noticed by Bridgewater officers two years ago.
“It was just an outright abuse of the placards and the system itself,” police chief Richard Borden told reporters including Putney.