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IOWA HANDICAPPED PARKING PERMIT RULES CHANGE SOON

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An effort to reduce the improper use of handicapped parking spaces goes into effect January 1st.

The State of Iowa will no longer issue “lifetime” handicapped parking permits — those blue plastic placards with a wheelchair symbol in white that are to hang on the rear view mirror when a vehicle is parked in a designated handicapped space.

Mark Lowe, interim director of the Iowa Department of Transportation — says the D-O-T has issued about half a million of those “lifetime” permits and they’re supposed to be turned into the D-O-T when the person dies.


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Representative Larry Sheets of Moulton said during House debate of this change that too many non-expiring placards are being used “well beyond the death” of the person who got the permit.


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The state isn’t yanking the “lifetime” handicapped parking permits that are out there.

Starting in January, Iowans with a doctor’s recommendation will only be able to get permits that are good for either six months or five years.

Radio Iowa