Taking Two Parking Stalls

A vehicle, identified with a special license plate issued pursuant to Section 5007 or a distinguishing placard issued pursuant to Section 22511.55 or 22511.59, which is equipped with a lift, ramp, or assistive equipment that is used for the loading and unloading of a person with a disability may park in not more than two adjacent stalls or spaces on a street or highway or in a public or private off-street parking facility if the equipment has been or will be used for loading or unloading a person with a disability, and if there is no single parking space immediately available on the street or highway or within the facility that is suitable for that purpose, including, but not limited to, when there is not sufficient space to operate a vehicle lift, ramp, or assistive equipment, or there is not sufficient room for a person with a disability to exit the vehicle or maneuver once outside the vehicle.

Vehicle Code 23116

CHP bulletin on wheelchair users being allowed to remain in vehicles being towed, as long as they are properly secured!

Vehicle Code Section 23116 relates in part to the prohibition to transport a passenger in the rear of a truck.  Subsection (c) provides an exemption to the prohibition when an emergency exists, and a person would be exposed to additional hazard if not transported in such a manner.  A requirement in such a situation is that the person is properly secured and this method is at the direction of an officer. 

Additional CHP policy (contained in HPM 81.2, vehicle Procedures Manual, Chapter 7, Pages 7-10 and 7-11) states in part, “Normally passengers will not be permitted to ride in a towed vehicle or any vehicle carried as a load. A motorist/passenger with a physical disability may be transported in a vehicle towed or transported by a tow truck if all other reasonable means of transportation are unavailable and the motorist/passenger is properly restrained within the vehicle.”

The following is copied and edited from: www.Disney Trip Planning Forums/disABILITIES Community Board 

  • There is no fee for a permanent parking placard, its replacement, or for a travel placard. 
  • There is a fee for a temporary parking placard.
  • There is no time limit for parking with a DP placard, DP license plates, or DV license plates. 
  • You can park next to a green curb (green curbs indicate limited time parking) for as long as you wish.
  • You can park In an on-street metered parking space at no charge. 
  • Next to a blue curb authorized for handicap parking.
  • In parking spaces with the International Symbol of Access (wheelchair symbol).
  • In an area that indicates it requires a resident or merchant permit.
  • People with vision limitations or blindness are also eligible for disabled parking laws.
  • Absolutely NO PARKING on the cross hatched area next to a disabled parking space. 
  • If it says “No parking 3-5 pm” then the disabled person cannot park there from 3-5 pm.
  • One commercial vehicle with an unladen weight of 8,000 pounds or less registered to a qualified disabled person and assigned DP plates is exempt from the weight fee. 
  • If the meter is not on the curb but is in a parking lot then you have to pay to park.