Do police even check disabled parking spaces to ticket drivers who shouldn’t be there?

Trooper Steve answers Florida traffic questions

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

Trooper Steve on Tuesday was asked, “Do police ever check on disabled parking spaces?”

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Trooper Steve said he likes this question because people often wonder, “How does this stuff even get enforced?”

He said the size of police agencies is one factor when it comes to enforcement.

“Yes, you can receive a ticket if law enforcement is proactively looking at these parking spaces,” Trooper Steve said. “But police cannot be everywhere all the time.”

Trooper Steve said he understands the frustration from others when they see a violation go unpunished.

“I encourage businesses that do have disabled parking spaces to keep an eye on that,” he said. “When one driver does it, another one will follow, but when law enforcement starts ticketing violators, people will learn.”

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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.