Citizen Patrols Enter Hunt For Handicap Parking Violators
Volunteers equipped with smartphones are slated to hit the streets in one community to help police crack down on those who park illegally in handicap spots.
Under a new plan, a squad of volunteers will be trained to patrol Tulsa, Okla. in search of vehicles parked in handicap spaces without proper permits. When an offender is spotted, the volunteer will use a smartphone application to photograph the car and its tags and submit the information to local police.
If a police officer is nearby and available, they will be dispatched to ticket the vehicle.
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The initiative is designed to better serve the disability community by ensuring that accessible parking is available for those who need it. Other cities including Dallas and Denver are employing similar programs, reports the Tulsa World. To read more click here.