After Market Fines, Elderly Card Demand Rises 125%

After Market Fines, Elderly Card Demand Rises 125%

Card guarantees the right of the elderly to stop car in reserved spaces;City Hall began to fine parking irregularly in 2017

People over 60 are entitled to the vacancy as long as they leave a visible cardDouglas Cometti / FolhapressWhen he gets out of his car to shop, retired José Carlos Gomes, 67, takes a plastic card and carefully exposes it on the dashboard.Then go out easy.Acquired four months ago, it is the small plasticized paper that gives him the right to stop his car in the best places in the supermarket, the ones closest to the entrance."It's good to have him, yes."The issuance of parking cards for seniors has grown 125% in Sao Paulo since City Hall began to fine those who stop at special places in private places, such as shopping malls and supermarkets, in September last year.Since then, it has issued 62,527 cards, compared to 27,776 issuances in the same previous period, between September 2016 and June 2017, according to data obtained by the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo .The "race" for these cards is justified by the change in supervision, according to the Traffic Engineering Comp...


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