Do YOU Meet these requirements to park in a Handicapped Space?
If NOT, please SAVE THE SPACE for someone that DOES.
b)1. The person must be currently certified as being legally blind or as having any of the following disabilities that render him or her unable to walk 200 feet without stopping to rest:
a. Inability to walk without the use of or assistance from a brace, cane, crutch, prosthetic device, or another assistive device, or without the assistance of another person. If the assistive device significantly restores the person’s ability to walk to the extent that the person can walk without severe limitation, the person is not eligible for the exemption parking permit.
b. The need to permanently use a wheelchair.
c. Restriction by lung disease to the extent that the person’s forced (respiratory) expiratory volume for 1 second, when measured by spirometry, is less than 1 liter, or the person’s arterial oxygen is less than 60 mm/hg on room air at rest.
d. Use of portable oxygen.
e. Restriction by cardiac condition to the extent that the person’s functional limitations are classified in severity as Class III or Class IV according to standards set by the American Heart Association.
f. Severe limitation in the person’s ability to walk due to an arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition.
Note: Requirements vary by State: This is Florida Statues that can be applied to most communities:
STOP HANDICAPPED PARKING ABUSE
People who DO meet the above requirements, depend on these limited parking spaces to fully access the community. If none are available, they are unable to park anywhere at all and cannot get out of vehicles.
Please be considerate and do not use unless YOU truly need it.
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