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Amherst Police Officers to Target Handicap Parking Violations
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Amherst Police Officers to Target Handicap Parking Violations

The Town of Amherst Police Department will be increasing enforcement efforts to target illegally parked vehicles in handicap parking spaces during the month of May.  

The Amherst Police Department recognizes that, amongst other activities, handicap parking spaces allow disabled citizens to go to doctors appointments, pick up medications, shop for groceries, and run other errands without having to walk a far distance from their destination.  While most people take these activities for granted, walking the extra distance may cause unnecessary extra fatigue for a disabled citizen.  The Amherst Police Department further recognizes that the majority of handicap parking permits are issued to citizens with permanent, temporary, or chronic disabilities which include military veterans and the elderly.  

Citizens are reminded that the handicap parking permit is only valid when the person issued the handicap parking permit is utilizing the handicap parking space. Also, citizens with handicap parking permits are reminded to display the permits properly when they utilize a handicap parking space.

For information on how to obtain a handicap parking permit in the Town of Amherst residents are encouraged contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 631-7045.  To report illegally parked vehicles call the Amherst Police Department at 689-1311.

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