Shrewsbury Police Increase Handicap Parking Violations To $300

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SHREWSBURY, Mass. (WBZNewsRadio) - The town of Shrewsbury is upping the financial penalty for handicap parking violations and using the additional revenue to establish the Handicap Parking Fund.

The fund was created in April after a vote from the Shrewsbury Select Board, and will be run by the Commission on Disabilities.

The $100 civil fine, will now cost those in violation $300. The town said $200 of that fine will go directly to the new fund, with the remaining $100 designated for the General Fund. Authorities remind the public, officers can issue handicap parking violations on both public and private property. Apart from the fines, the vehicle in violation could also potentially be towed.

"The Shrewsbury Police Department will continue to enforce these violations, as we seek to ensure proper parking accommodations are available to our disabled residents and visitors and to our disabled veterans," the department wrote in a press release.

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