Gardai in the city centre have seized two disabled parking permits that were used in a fraudulent way.
The two passes were seized by Gardai, who posted on Twitter reminding the public that permits can only be used when the permit holder is with the vehicle on which the pass is displayed.
Operation Enable’ Dublin City – Two disabled parking permits
seized for fraudulent use. A permit can only be used when the permit holder is
with the vehicle on which it’s displayed!#OperationEnable pic.twitter.com/V9B11Jn6S3
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) 24 November 2018
If an individual is illegally parked in a disabled parking bay, there is an automatic €150 fine.
Operation Enable is a multi-agency initiative between Dublin City Council, Dublin Street Parking Services, An Garda Siochana, The Irish Wheelchair Association and the Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland.
The operation began in March 2017, with the objective of reminding motorists to respect accessible parking spots for disabled drivers within the city centre, and to prompt disabled permit holders to respect the conditions attached to the parking permits.
Currently, there are 740 wheelchair parking bays in the DCC boundary area.