I got a ticket this past weekend for parking in a handicap spot. Went to see a movie with my family and came out to find a ticket on the windshield. My question is: What are the rules for the display of the parking placard?
My placard broke this winter due to getting brittle in the cold. I’ve read that the requirement is either hanging from the rear view mirror or prominently displayed on the dashboard. Since the top part of the placard broke I’ve been leaving it on the dashboard thinking I m complying with the law.
I can t find anything specific for display of the placards with respect to the state of Michigan or on a national level. I am going to admit responsibility with an explanation and would like to back up my belief with an official document or quote from an actual law. Of course, I may be wrong and I d like to know that as well before I make more of an ass of myself. So far all I’ve got is admission from one of the lieutenants on duty that there is nothing he could find specifying how the placard must be displayed.
One of the ironic things about this incident is that this is the third time I’ve gone to the movies but only the first time I’ve been able to park in a handicap spot. The first time I couldn’t get a handicap spot someone parked next to me, in a non-parking area, and blocked me from getting my chair into my car. The second time nobody blocked me but it was still a hundred yards through the snow to the entrance. This time it was a nice day, and less than half the handicap spots were taken.