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Free disabled metered parking could expire

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Free disabled metered parking could expire

KGMI News Reporting
By Tracy Ellis

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Free on-street parking for disabled drivers may be going away.

The state says people are misusing disabled parking passes.

A new report delivered to lawmakers recommends that people who are able to feed coins into a meter should pay.

The Daily Herald reports that those who are physically unable to reach a machine would still be allowed to park for free.

More than 700,000 drivers in Washington have disabled parking permits.

A working group appointed by the Legislature hopes eliminating some free parking will stop those who stay too long in their parking places.

The report recommends cities and counties be given the authority to allow for free parking or additional time for all placard holders if they choose.