“Shop Smart, Park Properly,” Campaign for safe and accessible parking, Wednesday, December 14, 2016 to Sunday, December 18, 2016
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 9:15 AM
Parking Enforcement: 416-808-6600
The Toronto Police Service is committed to assisting those with accessibility issues in the community, and fostering a safe and clear path for emergency services in highly congested mall areas at all times, especially during the busy holiday season.
From Wednesday, December 14, 2016, to Sunday, December 18, 2016, the Parking Enforcement Unit will be launching a heightened enforcement campaign entitled “Shop Smart, Park Properly.” The campaign will focus on the enforcement of accessible parking spaces, the misuse of accessible parking permits, the detection and retention of counterfeit accessible parking permits, as well as the enforcement of critical safety zones around malls.
Malls in the city where significant problems have been identified for the misuse of accessible permits and obstructed fire routes/safety zone will be included in the directed patrols.
The city has significantly increased fines for parking in accessible parking spaces without a permit to $450, and $250 for fire routes. This is in an effort to stress the importance of ensuring these areas are kept clear for people with accessible parking permits and for emergency service vehicles.
The Toronto Police Service Parking Enforcement Unit would like to remind the public to be courteous and keep accessible parking and emergency fire routes clear and available at all times.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-6600, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.
For media wishing to take part in ride-alongs, please contact Brian Moniz, Parking Enforcement, at 416-808-1612 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.
Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for David Armstrong, Parking Enforcement West