Thursday, April 17, 2014

Parking at the Daytona 500

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Prove You are Handicapped at Daytona

It's Speedweek 2006 in Daytona Beach Florida and parking is big issue. Apparently it is widely assumed that some drivers taking handicapped parking spaces are not actually handicapped.

In July 2005, the Daytona speedway launched an enforcement program that put Florida State Troopers and DMV officials on site to verify that those using accessible parking lots are who they say they are. The effort in 2005 was a big success in that those who needed the parking spots in accessible lots actually got them.

Bring Your ID

If you have a genuine handicapped parking placard be sure to bring your documentation and ID. You will be asked to present your information as you enter the accessible parking lot. For those who use accessible parking lots and should not be aware that unlawful use of a parking permit is a 2nd degree misdemeanor. It is punishable with a $1000 fine or 1 year in jail.

Check your decal before you head for Daytona. Make sure you have valid decals on both sides. To help all Daytona Speedweek attendees we have posted a guide to parking at the Daytona speedway.