"Abuse it and lose it," Accessible Parking Permit enforcement campaign, Campaign results
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 1:54 PM
Parking Enforcement: 416-808-6600
The Toronto Police Service is committed to assisting people with disabilities in the community.
See previous news release.
From Monday, February 8, 2016 to Sunday, February 21, 2016, the Parking Enforcement Unit conducted a heightened enforcement campaign entitled, "Abuse it and Lose it."
The campaign focused on the enforcement of accessible parking spaces, the misuse of accessible parking permits, and the detection and retention of counterfeit accessible parking permits.
Results of the campaign:
- 862 Parking Tickets issued for Accessible Spaces/Permits
- 293 Accessible Parking Permits Retained for Misuse/Counterfeit
- 1565 Accessible Parking Permits Inspected
Charges under the Highway Traffic Act have been laid and/or are pending for the 293 accessible parking permits that have been retained.
In 2015, the Parking Enforcement Unit seized 1057 accessible parking permits, and charged over 913 persons under the Highway Traffic Act for misuse.
The Toronto Police Service is committed to assisting persons with disabilities in the community. This campaign indicates a great need for enforcement and attention to accessible parking permit misuse, as 18.7% of all permits inspected resulted in permit retentions and pending charges.
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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Brian Moniz, Operations Supervisor, Parking Enforcement West