Disability advocates combat abuse of handicapped parking spots

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Advocates for people with disabilities are doing their parts to stop drivers from parking in handicapped parking spots illegally.

Clifton’s Committee for Individuals with Disabilities is launching a campaign to get the town’s residents to take pictures of cars parked in handicapped spaces that have neither the special license plates nor the windshield tag issued by the state.  Citizens can then file a complaint at municipal court and violators will get a ticket in the mail.

Clifton resident Sandy Marty, who drives for her disabled husband Daniel, tells News 12 New Jersey that she thinks that it is a great idea.

“I think it’s necessary because people are just abusing the fact that they can park close and there’s nothing wrong with them,” she says.

Committee chairman Saul Jaffe says that the program to employ citizens is necessary because police have more urgent and pressing emergencies to respond to.

Jaffe says that he wants Clifton residents to know that “if somebody is parked illegally, there's a way to do something about it."

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