MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES LAW ON PARKING FOR DISABLED
The Mossel Bay Municipality has officially objected to the new National Road Traffic Regulation, which stipulates that only a disabled person in possession of a driver’s licence can qualify for a permit to park in reserved parking and that the disabled person must be the driver of the vehicle.
“We feel that the regulation discriminates against disabled persons who are unable to drive their own vehicles but who may because of their disability have the same need to park as closely as possible to their destination.
“While we are compelled to apply the law, we trust that this problem will be sorted out soon and that if the regulation cannot be changed that we can at least get a special dispensation for the disabled persons concerned.
“We, however, remain as committed as ever to enforce the regulation that only persons with legible and valid permits will be allowed to park in bays reserved for the disabled. Transgressors will risk a fine and the towing away of their vehicles,” said the Municipal Manager, Dr Michele Gratz.
The fine for parking in a bay for the disabled is R500. If a vehicle is towed away, the cost is for the account of the vehicle owner. The present rate is R480.
Published: Internal News Release - Thursday, 07 October 2010
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Published: Internal News Release - Friday, 14 August 2015
The Mossel Bay Municipality presented long-service awards this week to 167 employees with 20 years or more service with the Municipality. This followed two functions last week at which recognition was given to 110 employees and 53 employees with 10 and 15 years’ service respectively.. Read More...
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Published: Newsletter - Friday, 07 August 2015
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Published: Municipality - Friday, 31 July 2015
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Published: Internal News Release - Wednesday, 08 July 2015
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Published: Internal News Release - Friday, 05 June 2015
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