New Indiana law doubles fine for parking in disabled spaces

Fine increased to $100

LAFAYETTE, Ind. - An Indiana law that went into effect last week doubles Indiana's fines for motorists who illegally park in parking spaces designated for the disabled.

The new law boosts the minimum fine for parking in a disabled spot without a permit from $50 to $100.

But some seniors and residents who have disabilities or health conditions who rely on the parking spaces question if the higher fines are enough to keep able-bodied people from using the spots.

Lafayette native Linda Juarez told the Journal & Courier (http://on.jconline.com/15t40fB ) she's skeptical about the impact the increased fines will have on people who illegally parking in the spots.

Juarez said the new law's higher fines likely escaped the notice of most Hoosier drivers.

Juarez recently received her disabled parking permit because of cardiovascular issues.
 

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