What is the handicapped parking law?


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The Americans with Disabilities Act set forth provisions that facilities have to have a certain number of designated parking spaces for those who are handicapped, that these spaces have to be easily accessible, that signs must be put up to designate the spaces and that the spaces must be maintained, notes the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center. States have additional requirements that determine who's eligible for parking permits and license plates that allow people to park in these spaces.

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States usually require that handicapped people have license plates or parking cards displayed on their vehicles, and people who park in these spaces illegally can be prosecuted, states the Ohio government. There are also state-specific laws on how long people can park in spaces and what kinds of disabilities qualify people.

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