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321L.4 Handicapped parking---display and use of parking permit and handicapped identification designation.

1. A handicapped parking permit shall be displayed in a motor vehicle as a removable windshield placard or on a motor vehicle as a plate or sticker as provided in section 321L.2 when being used by a handicapped person, either as an operator or passenger. Each removable windshield placard shall be of uniform design and fabricated of durable material, suitable for display from within the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle, and readily transferable from one vehicle to another. The placard shall only be displayed when the motor vehicle is parked in a handicapped parking space.

2. The use of a handicapped parking space, located on either public or private property as provided in sections 321L.5 and 321L.6, by a motor vehicle not displaying a handicapped parking permit; by a motor vehicle displaying a handicapped parking permit but not being used by a person in possession of a motor vehicle license with a handicapped designation or a nonoperator's identification card with a handicapped designation, other than a person issued a permit or being transported in accordance with section 321L.2, subsection 1, paragraph "b"; or by a motor vehicle in violation of the rules adopted by the department under section 321L.8, constitutes improper use of a handicapped parking permit, which is a misdemeanor for which a fine shall be imposed upon the owner, operator, or lessee of the motor vehicle or the person to whom the handicapped parking permit is issued. The fine for each violation shall be one hundred dollars.* Proof of conviction of two or more violations involving improper use of a handicapped parking permit is grounds for revocation by the court or the department of the holder's privilege to possess or use the handicapped parking permit.

3. A peace officer as designated in section 801.4, subsection 11, shall have the authority to and shall enforce the provisions of this section on public and private property.

Section History: Recent form

89 Acts, ch 247, § 12; 92 Acts, ch 1122, §2; 96 Acts, ch 1171, § 9

Internal References

Referred to in § 321.210, 321.236, 321L.2, 805.8(2a)


*But see § 805.8(2)(a), where a scheduled fine of $50 is specified

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