People are misusing and counterfeiting accessible parking permits:Toronto

Police say that accessible parking permit abuse is on the rise in Toronto.

On the request of Coun. Chin Lee in October 2016, the city’s parking enforcement unit found a 25 per cent increase in the number of parking tickets it issued over the last year.

Not only can drivers be ticketed by the city for abusing accessible parking permits, the parking enforcement unit can also lay charges under the provincial Highway Traffic Act.

According to a report to be tabled at a Toronto Police Services Board says there was a 40 per cent increase in the number of charges laid between 2014 and 2015:

Chin is calling for the city’s various agencies, including the accessibility committee and transportation department, to work together to find a solution.