WMU News

Fines double for parking in handicapped spaces

March 31, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Acting at their March 28 meeting, Western Michigan University trustees approved an increase in the fine for illegally parking in a handicapped space on campus.

Members of the Board of Trustees agreed to increase the penalty for unauthorized use of a handicapped parking spot from $50 to $100. University officials told the board that there is high legitimate demand for handicapped spaces on campus, but noted that illegal use of handicapped spaces has been on the rise. The new $100 fine is the maximum allowed under Michigan law.

All other parking fines remain unchanged.

Media contact: Jessica English, 269 387-8400, jessica.english@wmich.edu

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