Harford County Sheriffs Office Cracks Down On Handicap Placard Misuse


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HARFORD COUNTY - Harford County police are cracking down on an all too common offense: misusing handicapped accessible parking spots.

On Thursday, Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted compliance checks at parking lots across Forest Hill, Bel Air, and Fallston.

According to police, officers seized ten handicap placards and six license plates from individuals caught misusing a family member's (or, in one person's case, a deceased individual's) parking placard for themselves.

Maryland law requires that the individual who was issued the handicap placard be in the car whenever it is used.

"Remember: If the individual that owns the placard is not in the car with you, it is illegal to make use of a handicap parking space," The sheriff's office wrote.

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