Misuse Of Handicapped Windshield Placards In North Carolina To Be Studied

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A measure for the NCDMV to study ways to decrease the misuse of handicapped windshield placards has passed both the House and Senate and is now heading to the Governor’s desk to be signed.

The study, as directed by House Bill 91,  would include the cost, feasibility and advisability of:

  • Requiring the inclusion of more personally identifying information on the placard, including a picture of the handicapped person who was issued the placard
  • Linking the placard to the handicapped person’s drivers license or special ID card, and
  • Linking the placard to the license plate issued to the handicapped per or the owner of the vehicle in which the handicapped person is or will be transported.

The report findings and recommendations will be presented to the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee on or before January 15, 2016.

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