Cheaters squeezing out handicapped drivers with fake placards

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SEATTLE — The Department of Licensing is asking for the public to weigh in on how to end abusive use of disabled parking placards and license plates.

A newly created workgroup is researching and reviewing data to figure out ways to reduce fraudulent use while minimizing the impact on people who use the placards legitimately.

If you have been impacted by abuse, or want to share any ideas with the state, send your comments to, our Facebook page or tweet us @q13fox.

The work group is slated to come up with a plan to reduce placard abuse and submit its suggestions to the legislature by Dec. 1.

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  • John Fuller

    It is never acceptable to abuse disabled parking, but if the City of Seattle didn't have absolutely ridiculous parking rates, this may not be as big of a problem. Have you parked in metered parking in the downtown area lately? Not only that, Seattle is widely known to issue parking tickets on holidays in areas that are clearly marked "Free on Sundays and holidays." The City of Seattle needs to get its own house in order before asking the public to do so.

  • Tired of stupid!

    Properly trained enforcement officers could figure out to call in a plate and run it for actual placards sounds like instead of belly aching to the public Seattle might step up the training of its workers and settle in a working procedure