Jesse White Targets Holiday Shoppers Abusing Disability Parking

SPRINGFIELD – Secretary of State Jesse White announced that statewide parking stings targeting individuals illegally parking in spaces reserved for persons with disabilities will start this Friday.

“Our mission is not to issue tickets, but to ensure that accessible parking spaces are available to those who need them,” White said. “Parking illegally in a space reserved for people with disabilities means a possible driver’s license suspension and a hefty fine, money which could otherwise be used on gifts. Remember, if you don’t belong there, don’t park there.”

Drivers caught misusing a placard face a six-month driver’s license suspension and a $600 fine. Secretary White urges individuals to report abuse of parking spaces for people with disabilities by calling (217)785-0309. Callers should be prepared to report placard and license plate numbers as well the as the location of vehicles. (Photo Sec of State Office)