Special parking area for persons with disabilities to be provided by the Road Traffic Law revision in April, 2010

Special parking area mark
(photo: www.yomiuri.co.jp)

The government decided in the Cabinet Council on December 15 to amend the Road Traffic Law enforcement order to provide the senior citizens and the pregnant women, etc. with a part of the parking lot that had been installed on the road in front of government and municipal offices, and hospitals for exclusive use. It will be enforced on April 19, 2010.

The drivers aged 70 and older, pregnant women (includes within eight weeks after the birth), and persons with disabilities including Deaf persons and persons with sight impairment are allowed to park in a special area.

In order to use it, it is possible to get the special parking mark in the nearest police station, and put it on the place such as dashboards to be seen easily (photo).

When a general car without the mark parks, the driver will be charged 2000 yen more than the fine for usual violation; e.g. 17,000 yen for the driver of the standard car.

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