Handicapped parking is designated for people who really need it. The state of Utah passed laws for handicapped parking so people know who can park there, what conditions people could have to make them eligible and how wide the spaces are.
Requirements for Handicapped Parking
In Utah, parking areas are to meet the minimum number of reserved handicapped parking stalls required by state and federal laws. Every parking lot must provide at least one handicapped stall for every 25 spaces. These stalls are 9 feet by 20 feet.
Requirements to Use Handicapped Parking Spaces
People must meet certain requirements in order to use handicapped parking spaces. They cannot walk more than 200 feet without stopping to rest; are unable to walk without a brace, cane, walker, another person or another device; are restricted by lung disease or a cardiac condition; or cannot walk due to arthritis, or neurologic or orthopedic conditions.
In order to use handicapped parking, vehicles must carry a handicapped license plate or transferable identification card. The space outlined in blue is enforced on public property and on private property. It is intended to be used by the public
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