SVPD: Drivers urged to keep handicap parking access aisles clear

SVPD: Drivers urged to keep handicap parking access aisles clear
Sierra Vista police noticing uptick in handicap parking violations (Source: Sierra Vista Police Department)
Handicap parking violations (Source: Sierra Vista Police Department)
Handicap parking violations (Source: Sierra Vista Police Department)

SIERRA VISTA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Sierra Vista Police Department has seen a recent uptick in motorists obstructing designated handicap parking spots by parking in the access aisle, an area surrounding the spot that is often marked with diagonal stripes.

Numerous recent violations have been observed in the Walmart parking lot, located at 500 N. Highway 90, where the access aisles are clearly marked with diagonal striping.

"We'd like to remind motorists that parking inside an access aisle is illegal, regardless of whether you have a disability parking permit," SVPD Public Information Officer Cpl. Tim Wachtel said in a recent release. "The violation can result in the same fine as parking in a handicap spot without a permit.

"We're going to monitor this issue closely and urge drivers to avoid citations by staying clear of these access aisles," Wachtel said.

A citation can result in a fine of more than $170, including court fees.

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