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 city of Passaic has been hit with a lawsuit challenging an ordinance that charges residents a $50 annual fee for the use of handicapped parking spots, WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported.
Passaic, like most cities, is faced with serious budgetary problems and is trying to find ways to bring in new revenue. Its latest plan goes after disabled drivers, and many are not pleased.
At the Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington, Long Island, there are dozens of handicapped parking spaces, and Suffolk County Sheriff’s deputies are closely watching.