The History of Disabled Parking in South Dakota

It took the United States centuries to realize they needed to accommodate individuals with disabilities, handicaps, and other conditions that affected mobility. Before the latter half of the 20th century, parking lots were a complete free for all, and the majority of buildings did not have ramps, elevators, or other points of accessibilities. This meant a handicapped individual would be forced to try to cover long distances to visit regular locations like grocery stores or the bank, if they were able to get out at all.

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How to Use a Disabled Parking Permit in South Dakota

Traveling is one of the most popular vacation activities in the United States. Because the country is large and sprawling, people can literally go coast to coast. However, sometimes moving between the states is an ordeal. Although there are overarching federal laws in the country, there are also individual state laws that affect everything from minimum wage to recycling to parking. For someone who uses a disabled parking permit, wanting to go on vacation, especially to a rural area, can be challenging.

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How to Report Misuse of Disabled Parking Spaces in South Dakota

There is nothing more frustrating, irritating, and downright selfish than a person who uses disabled parking spaces when they don’t need one. These people will often eschew parking in a farther space because they are concerned about the distance they need to walk even though they do not have a condition that affects their movement or ability to reach the building or location they want to reach.

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How to Get a Disability License Plate in South Dakota

Almost everyone has heard of disability placards. These are the small plastic signs that are hung from the rearview mirror. In the majority of states, including in South Dakota, the placard is blue with a white figure sitting in a wheelchair. Depending on a person’s needs, it is also possible to apply for and receive a special disability license plate.

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How and Where to Get a Handicapped Placard in South Dakota

Having to deal with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is a difficult task. Besides waiting in long lines and working with unhappy employees, you also have to work with tons of confusing paperwork and hope you have filled the right forms. When you are seeking something specific like a handicapped parking permit and placard, the task can seem even more daunting.

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