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Disabled NJ drivers will have to re-apply for handicap tags every 3 years - Burlington County Times

Parking privileges for handicapped drivers will have to be reaffirmed every three years under a policy that the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission will start phasing in on Aug. 1.

Under the new program, motorists will have to submit a doctor’s certification in order to keep using the license tags and rearview hang tags that enable them to park in designated spaces, according to Raymond Martinez, chairman and chief administrator of the commission.

This does not mean all handicapped drivers must rush to renew immediately, Martinez said. Drivers will be notified as part of their regular registration renewal.

“Most people probably don’t know why this is necessary, because most people wouldn’t think of using a handicapped parking space if they weren’t entitled to it,” Martinez said. “There is a lot of abuse, and this will help curb it.”

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