Disabled driver placards and permits exist to aid car drivers who have disabilities. While many people have disabilities that do not prohibit them from being able to operate a vehicle, it can be difficult for them to walk a long distance, use steps, or navigate through tightly packed cars. To help with this, some of the most convenient parking spots in parking lots are designated for people with disabled driver placards.
Because of this, disabled driver laws are some of the more important rules of the road, as they allow these drivers access to wherever they’re going. However, having any disability doesn’t guarantee a disabled driver placard, nor does having such a permit allow a driver to park wherever they please. While the disabled driver laws make life more convenient for disabled drivers, there still are important rules and regulations that need to be abided by.
The disabled driver laws and permit rules vary from state to state. Different states have different definitions of what qualifies a driver as disabled, where these drivers can park, and whether they need to identify themselves with a hanging placard or if they can use a disabled license plate (it’s worth noting that a disabled driver license plate may keep you from being able to purchase a personalized license plate. If you are a disabled driver and want to get a permit or learn more about the laws, make sure to learn about the rules and regulations in your state.
Disabled driver laws and permits in each state
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Disabled driver laws greatly assist many drivers with disabilities. If you or a loved one has a disability that may allow for a disabled driver permit, be sure to check out the rules and regulations in your state, as they can be very beneficial.
This article originally appeared on YourMechanic.com as Disabled Driver Laws and Permits in All States and was authored by Brady Klopfer.