The city of Brampton issues reminder about accessible parking
With the holidays right around the corner, the city of Brampton is reminding the public to be conscious of where they are parking.
In Ontario, 1 in 7 people have a form of a disability and it is estimated that this number will rise to 1 in 5 people in the next 20 years.
The city of Brampton is reminding the public that no matter what type of disability individuals have, they are eligible to accessible parking spaces.
Oftentimes, these individuals are faced with situations in which an accessible parking space is already being occupied by someone who does not have an Accessible Parking Permit or situations where the access aisle is blocked by an adjacent vehicle.
The city of Brampton reminds the public to #RespectTheSpace by being mindful of accessible parking spaces.
Some ways non-permit holders can help include not parking in an accessible space without a permit, avoiding parking on access aisles and driving slow in accessible parking areas.
Most importantly, it is crucial to remember that just because someone does not have a visible disability, does not mean that it does not exist.
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