Fines for misuse of parking permits

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LOCAL POLICE in Malaga have reported that they have fined 19,836 people in the past seven years for misuse of accessible parking spaces.

In most cases, the fines were for people parking in the spaces without having the proper permit. Almost 360 parked in accessible spaces without making the permit visible and another 267 parked in the spaces when they were not accompanied by the holder of the permit.
Meanwhile, 258 fines were for parking on pedestrian crossing ramps and 50 were for stopping in area destined exclusively to holders of permits.
Hundreds of people have lost their permits for using them fraudulently, the Local Police reported. In some cases, the permits had been duplicated and given or sold to others, while other people had provided false details in order to obtained them, and in most cases, the misuse of the parking permits was because the vehicles were driven by relatives of the holders of the permit and used accessible spaces when they were not with the person suffering from limited mobility, in many cases, the holder was already deceased.


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Jennifer Leighfield

Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics. Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.

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