While most people know that they can't park in certain parking spots without breaking handicap parking laws, did you know that in certain circumstances, disabled persons can also be in violation of the law for parking in disabled spots? That's what the California Appellate Court said today.
The case, Spicer v. City of Camarillo, addresses the issue of unlimited parking in handicap spots, in light of municipal and state law. The plaintiff in the case was disabled and had a placard issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. On October 13, 2007, he parked his van and pickup truck on a street in Camarillo and was issued a courtesy warning, placed on his windshield. The warning stated that the Municipal Code prohibited parking of the vehicles for more than 72 consecutive hours.
Three days later, the vehicles were towed.