CLARE gardai have issued an appeal to all motorists to avoid parking in disabled parking bays unless authorised to do so.
Crime prevention officer Triona Brooks stated, “Please be considerate in the run up to Christmas and leave disabled parking bays for those who are legally entitled to use them.”
Clare Divisional Roads Policing Unit observed this vehicle in Shannon town parked on double yellow lines, within 15 feet of a junction and parked across an access and egress point for mobility users. FCN issued
Please consider other road users when parking this Christmas. pic.twitter.com/xbzSi8MKqJ
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) December 9, 2021
“These bays are limited and when they are all occupied, holders of a valid disabled parking permit often have to abandon their plans and wait until such time when a bay becomes available again for them.”
“If you are detected stopped or parked in a disabled parking bay and you do not hold a valid permit to do so, you will be liable to pay a fixed charge penalty notice of €150. So please think before you park.”