Special parking bays are reserved at most public spaces for use by persons with severe mobility impairments, making it easier for them to do what we take for granted. Only those with a valid parking disc which is prominently displayed in the windscreen of the vehicle, may use the bays. Unfortunately, many times these bays are abused by people who do not understand their purpose, preventing the wheelchair user from using the public space.
Discs may be permanent (valid for 5 years) or temporary (3 to 6 months).
The application process is fairly simple –
- Download the application form;
- The applicant’s home doctor must complete the section relating to the nature of the disability and the extent to which it impacts the person’s mobility;
- The completed form as well as the applicant’s identity document or driver’s licence, 2 ID photographs and R90 must be posted to or handed in at the nearest Traffic Department’s driver test centre,
You can help us by joining our band of volunteers who help us to teach people why these bays are necessary and contribute in your own way to the independence of someone living with a disability!