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Department of Licensing warns against parking in spots for disabled

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OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Workers at the Washington State Department of Licensing are warning drivers that parking in a spot designated for the disabled can lead to a significant fine.

The busy holiday season can make it tough to find good parking spots near retailers, but if you're caught in spot for the disabled, the fine for the infraction is $250. More than 300,000 people statewide have credentials for disabled parking, and DOL representatives say it's essential for those shoppers to have access to spots reserved for them.

The DOL is also reminding retailers it is illegal to block access to disabled parking spots or signs with displays, booths, or merchandise.

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