New Metered Parking Rules For Drivers With Handicap Tags

Oct 2, 2014

After today, New Orleans drivers with handicap tags and license plates will be able to park in metered parking spaces for up to three hours without paying.

The City Council passed the new ordinance on Thursday.

Disability activists say they had been seeking to change the parking laws for many years, but never made progress until threatening to sue the city for violating the Americans With Disabilities Act, NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports.

Under the previous rules, drivers with handicap placards or plates were allowed to park for two hours longer than posted time limits.