A Birmingham resident has expressed regret for utilizing her late father’s disabled parking permit to avail of a convenient parking spot for her Lexus vehicle.
The woman, who earns a salary of £3000 a month, was caught by traffic wardens utilizing the permit in what they deemed an “unacceptable manner.”
The incident, which occurred on a street in the city center, was brought to the attention of the court by the traffic wardens.
The woman admitted to contravening the regulations governing the use of disabled parking permits, and apologized to the court for her “unfortunate” actions.
The court heard that the woman had inherited the permit from her father, who had passed away some years previously.
The court heard that the permit was issued to her father on the grounds of his disability, and that the woman had not been granted an authorization to use it.
The judge, after taking into account the circumstances of the case, found the woman guilty of misusing the disabled parking permit.
The woman was fined £300, and was also ordered to pay a contribution towards court costs.
The judge expressed concern that the misuse of disabled parking permits was becoming an increasingly widespread problem in the city, and warned that those found to be guilty of misusing such permits in the future would face the full force of the law.
In a statement after the case was concluded, the woman expressed her regret for her actions, stating that she had “not considered the implications of her actions” and that she was “truly sorry” for the manner in which she had abused the disabled parking permit.