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A. Authority To Park In Restricted Areas:
1. "Appropriately marked", as used in this section, shall mean:
a. A vehicle bearing a disability special group license plate which will be displayed like any other license plate; or
b. A temporary removable windshield placard or removable windshield placard, displayed in the front windshield of the vehicle; and
c. The plate or identification card shall have been issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles, in accordance with Utah Code Annotated section 41-1a-408, as amended.
2. Any disabled person qualifying under Utah Code Annotated section 41-1a-408(6), as amended, shall be allowed to park an appropriately marked motor vehicle in the following identified restricted parking areas, notwithstanding any other State or City parking restriction: freight loading zones, passenger loading zones and time-limited parking zones for a reasonable period of time, and in a manner which allows proper access to the automobile by the disabled person.
3. It is unlawful for such disabled person to park for longer than reasonable periods of time in any such restricted parking areas. "Reasonable", as used herein, shall mean the designated time or two (2) hours, whichever is longer.
4. Nothing herein shall be construed to permit parking by any individual, contrary to or as an exception to the limited purpose of the following designated areas at:
a. Any area where official signs or traffic markings absolutely prohibit stopping, standing or parking;
b. Areas reserved for emergency use. "Emergency use", as used herein, means and shall include, but not be limited to, fire hydrant zones as defined in subsection 10-5-1B2 of this Chapter; fire lanes, as designated in Section 10-5-25 of this Chapter, whether private or public property; or any other designated area of the City posted as restricted for emergency vehicles or emergency use;
c. Any area where parking is prohibited under Section 10-5-5 of this Chapter.
(1979 Code § 10.49.010; Ord. 85-32, 8-22-1985; amd. Ord. 94-60, 11-15-1994; 1999 Code)
B. Parking Spaces Identified As Reserved For Disabled Persons; Public And Private Property: It is unlawful for any vehicle to be parked in any parking space or area designated as reserved for use by disabled persons, unless such vehicle is displaying a disability special group license plate, temporary removable windshield placard or removable windshield placard issued by the State and such vehicle is transporting a qualifying handicapped person. This subsection applies to and may be enforced on public property and on private property which is used or intended for use by the public, whether parking is provided to the general public for free or for a fee.
(1979 Code § 10.49.020; Ord. 85-32, 8-22-1985; amd. Ord. 94-60, 11-15-1994)
C. Out Of State Vehicles: The parking privileges granted by subsections A and B of this Section also apply to vehicles displaying a distinctive disability license plate or transferable identification card issued by another state, if displayed on a vehicle being used by a person with a disability.
(1979 Code § 10.49.030; Ord. 85-32, 8-22-1985; amd. Ord. 94-60, 11-15-1994)
D. Issuance Of Citations By Volunteers: The Chief of Police may appoint volunteers to issue citations for violations of subsection B of this Section. The Chief of Police may establish reasonable guidelines for the appointment of such volunteers and shall establish a training program for all such volunteers. No volunteer shall issue a citation until such training program is completed. A volunteer appointed under this subsection shall be twenty one (21) years or older. The Chief of Police may remove a volunteer appointed under this subsection at any time for any reason. A citation issued by a volunteer appointed under this subsection has the same force and effect as a citation issued by a peace officer for the same offense.
(1979 Code § 10.49.040; Ord. 94-60, 11-15-1994)