Secretary of State Jesse White announced Monday that in its first weekend the Secretary of State Police issued 60 citations during a statewide crack down on people who illegally park in disability parking spaces at shopping malls. The enforcement kicked off on Black Friday and will continue through the end of December.
The results of the first weekend were:
* 29 people were issued citations for improper use of a disability parking space or parking in a disability space without a placard or license plate;
* 28 people were cited with misuse of a disability parking placard, or using someone else's placard;
* 29 placards were confiscated;
* A total of 1,925 placards were checked.
Secretary of State Police were out enforcing the provisions of the Parking Program for Persons with Disabilities at malls across the state including St. Clair Square in Fairview Heights.
The fine for illegally using a placard or disability license plates without the authorized holder of the placard or disability license plates present is a maximum of $500. The fine for parking in an accessible parking space without a parking placard or disability license plates can be as much $350.