Yes, you can park in a metered spot for free if you have this

Trooper Steve answers viewer questions

ORLANDO, Fla. – News 6 traffic safety expert Trooper Steve Montiero answers viewer questions and shares tips about the rules of the road, helping Central Florida residents become better drivers by being better educated.

A viewer asked, “Am I allowed to park at a metered parking spot for free if I have a disabled parking decal?”

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In short, yes, according to Trooper Steve.

“Anyone with a disabled parking permit is allowed to park for free on the street at a metered spot for up to four hours,” he said. “The law also allows local cities to increase the time.”

Trooper Steve said, however, there are some things to remember about this situation.

“The assigned person of the permit must either be the driver or passenger of the parked vehicle, the permit must be valid and current and the permit must be hanging from the rear view mirror with no visual obstructions,” Trooper Steve said.

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About the Authors:

Daniel started with WKMG-TV in 2000 and became the digital content manager in 2009. When he's not working on, Daniel likes to head to the beach or find a sporting event nearby.

Steven Montiero, better known as “Trooper Steve," joined the News 6 morning team as its Traffic Safety Expert in October 2017. A Central Florida native and decorated combat veteran, Montiero comes to the station following an eight-year assignment with the Florida Highway Patrol.