MOI: Using disabled parking slots is not just a traffic violation, it’s also disrespectful
What do you do when the parking lots are full? Do you conveniently use the space reserved for guests with special needs or you patiently wait for your turn?
Wile interacting with followers on social media, the Ministry of Interior has urged all motorists to avoid using slots reserved for disabled people, The Peninsula has reported.
The Ministry said on its Facebook Page:
“It’s observed that some resort to use parking slots reserved for people with special needs without considering rights of this section of people. Parking slots near to the entrances at public places are reserved for the differently-able people to ensure easy and quick reach for them at these places.
“More than a traffic violation, it show how a person treats and respects the rights of others specially those who require special consideration. Remember that Traffic cops are taking strict action against those who are violating this rule and parking their vehicle in those parking slots reserved for people with special needs.”
Parking in a disabled slot without permit is a traffic violation with a fine of QR500. A disabled parking permit can be obtained from the Traffic Department after submitting a letter from a hospital staff, the report further added.
[Photo courtesy: MOI via Facebook]