Ontario Improving Accessible Parking For Motorcyclists
McGuinty Government Making The Province More Accessible
Ontario is making it easier for people with disabilities to use their motorcycles. As of May 26, 2008, motorcyclists will have a new visible accessible parking permit sticker to place directly on their licence plate. The new sticker will complement the existing placard permit.
Instead of leaving the permit on their motorcycle - which is a privacy and theft concern - motorcyclists will now be required to carry the permit with them and may need to present it if asked by an enforcement officer.
Ontario's accessible parking permit supports the McGuinty government's commitment to make Ontario fully accessible by 2025.
- More than 495,000 accessible parking permits have been issued in Ontario to those who need it. An estimated 100 permits are used on motorcycles.
- Some motorcyclists have limited ability to walk because they suffer conditions such as lung disease, arthritis or heart disease.
- The fine for misuse of an accessible parking permit ranges from $300 to $5,000.
“Motorcyclists with disabilities will no longer need to worry about their permit being stolen or damaged. Ontario is removing barriers for people with disabilities.”
“These new parking permit stickers will help give motorcyclists with disabilities more peace of mind and allow them to protect their privacy.”