Fines For Taking Disabled Car Spots Halved In Westmeath

Written 3 months ago by Hannah Murphy

Drivers need to be aware that parking spots designated to diasbled drivers are specifically chosen.

Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy obtained the figures for fines handed out by Gardaí to motorists who take the spots, which shows that in recent years, the number recieveing penalties in Westmeath has halved.

She wants people to be aware that these spaces are large and located on flat land, so wheelchairs can be easily removed from vehicles, unlike in other spots.

The Kildare North TD says its an issue that needs more attention: