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Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Sat, Jan 26, 2013 @ 06:01 AM

Handicap parking signs and handicap signs of all kinds........What do you need?

Everywhere you travel in the world, there is some type of regulation regarding public parking. Handicap signs and parking signs are intended to help determine where an individual is permitted to park. Handicap signs are there to determine the optimal spot for individuals with disabilities so that they will not have to travel as far to access the entrance to buildings, and more importantly, in many cases, more room to remove wheel chairs and other equipment needed to get around.Parking signs are used to help enforce policies concerning parking a vehicle in efforts to reduce confusion that can otherwise occur in public parking areas. They are also there to ensure the safety of the public. It is important that every driver understand the penalties applied when they park in areas not intended for them. This will alleviate any worries about having stiff fines levied against them or the hassle of having to pay to retrieve a towed vehicle.

Handicap signs, parking signs are some of the most often seen parking signs as drivers make their way around and through parking lots. They are usually positioned as close to the front doors of buildings as possible on a level surface, and are easily discernible from other parking signs. They typically have a blue background with a wheelchair graphic overlaid on it.

There are many other types of parking signs such as permitted parking signs, and no parking signs. Understanding the meanings as well as the penalties for violating them is critical for courteous driving.
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