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There has been an upsurge in the number of able bodied motorists parking in disabled parking bays in the city.
The number of Garda fines for motorists who park illegally in disabled parking spaces has doubled in Galway in the past five years, according to a local disability campaigner.
Drivers who park illegally in disabled parking spaces should face “substantially increased fixed charged fines”, according to Social Democrats Roscommon-Galway candidate Ken Campbell, who is calling for the current fine of €80 to be increased.
A man who pulled up in a disabled space in order to collect his mother from shopping was disqualified from driving for one year at Ballina District Court.
The Galway County Council is one of many local authorities across the country that is losing more money than it is generating in the provision and enforcement of on-street parking, that is according to figures released this week.
Castlebar town manager Seamus Granahan told the June meeting of Castlebar Town Council there are a number of parking issues on the refurbished Main Street in the town still to be finalised in the coming weeks. He said he was looking at bringing draft bye laws in relation to taxi ranks before the members in the near future.
Mayo Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony has welcomed plans to overhaul the Disabled Parking Permit Scheme, to eliminate the fraudulent use of parking spaces. The reformed permit scheme, announced by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar, will come into effect on June 1 of this year.
New parking bylaws for Kinnegad are to be put in place for a trial period of 12 months, after councillors approved a report on the draft bylaws this week.
There are 700 car parking spaces in the town core of Westport, of which 31 are disabled car parking spaces. Nineteen of these spaces are fully accessible for wheelchair users. The remaining 12 are ambulant disabled car parking spaces, provided for non wheelchair users.
Today sees the launch of the Galway City Council’s new access awareness advertising campaign as part of International Day of Persons with Disabilities.