A Queensland parking fine has been doubled with drivers being warned if they break the law they will “pay dearly”.
Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said in a statement on Tuesday, Queensland will bring in changes to disability parking from mid next year.
Part of those changes include making people with vision impairment and their carers eligible for disabled parking permits.
Mr Bailey said under current laws, “a disability parking permit is based on your ability to walk”.
Another change to the law will see the fine for people parking in disabled spots doubled.
Currently it’s a $266 fine with the plan to increase it to $533
“Drivers who illegally occupy disability parking spaces from those who need them should expect to be harshly penalised,” Mr Bailey said.
“It’s arrogant and selfish behaviour that the community does not support.
“If you do it, you will pay dearly for it.”
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