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Old 10-29-2018, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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A website you can register plates to. I have Fastrak, a toll transponder. My car had to go in to the shop, I got a rental, registered the new plate as an addition, and I was good to go. In fact, you can register it for a week.

With the transponder, you can register it to multiple cars so you can carry it from car to car.

You also have an account with them and they already have a web site in place where you can make these changes. And the toll roads have scanners or readers already in place. I don't know about other states, but there is no web site in place in Alaska where you could register different vehicles to a specific handicapped tag, so one would have to be created, and I don't see that ever happening. There are no scanners or readers at each handicapped parking spot, so humans would have to do the scanning manually. And that would be limited to LE and Code Enforcement. Who are already overburdened and going from call to call. Quite simply, it's not going to happen in Alaska during my lifetime. I doubt it will happen anywhere else.
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Old 10-29-2018, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Location: Happy Place
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None of my disabled vet plates in 2 different states that the DMV have told me are handicapped plates (and as I shared have held up in court) have had the "wheelchair emblem" on them.
They start with "DV" and have "Disabled Veteran" across the bottom.
The wheelchair symbol is not required for DV plate holders to use handicap spaces, in Texas.
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Old 10-29-2018, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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None of my disabled vet plates in 2 different states that the DMV have told me are handicapped plates (and as I shared have held up in court) have had the "wheelchair emblem" on them.
They start with "DV" and have "Disabled Veteran" across the bottom.

In Alaska that's known as a vanity plate. 10 percent hearing loss and a couple of hang nails and you're half way toward a 50 percent disability rating with the VA and getting an Alaska disabled veteran license plate without the wheelchair symbol. Try parking in a handicapped with an Alaska or out of state disabled vet plate that doesn't have the wheelchair symbol and you're getting a ticket. Since you won't mention which states you're referring to, I can't even verify your claim. Did you have a doctor's note verifying that you qualify for a handicapped plate? Or did DMV just accept your VA disability rating?




Here is a case that happened in Alabama. The same would hold true in Alaska if your disabled veteran license plate doesn't have the wheelchair symbol.


http://www.waff.com/story/12073927/d...icapped-space/

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Old 10-29-2018, 05:25 PM
 
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You also have an account with them and they already have a web site in place where you can make these changes. And the toll roads have scanners or readers already in place. I don't know about other states, but there is no web site in place in Alaska where you could register different vehicles to a specific handicapped tag, so one would have to be created, and I don't see that ever happening. There are no scanners or readers at each handicapped parking spot, so humans would have to do the scanning manually. And that would be limited to LE and Code Enforcement. Who are already overburdened and going from call to call. Quite simply, it's not going to happen in Alaska during my lifetime. I doubt it will happen anywhere else.
Itís probably state to state, but itís my understanding handicapped placards are not permanent. The plates are. Placards need to be renewed, in California, every three years. So, starting in 2020, to allow LE to budget for supplies and get the website built and educate people, every tag thatís renewed will come with a bar code. In three years, all the tags will be done.
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Old 10-29-2018, 05:33 PM
 
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In FL they give these stickers out like candy on Halloween. Even at the gym, people pull into those handicap spots with their gym clothes on and walk at a brisk pace on the treadmill. I even saw a 4 by 4 truck that was so high youíd need a step ladder to get into it. No respect.
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Old 10-30-2018, 12:17 AM
 
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In Alaska that's known as a vanity plate. 10 percent hearing loss and a couple of hang nails and you're half way toward a 50 percent disability rating with the VA ]
Annnnd your clueless. Goodbye.

https://www.benefits.va.gov/compensa...x.asp#combined
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Old 10-30-2018, 12:25 AM
 
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In Alaska that's known as a vanity plate. 10 percent hearing loss and a couple of hang nails and you're half way toward a 50 percent disability rating with the VA ]
Annnnd your clueless. Goodbye.

https://www.benefits.va.gov/compensa...x.asp#combined
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Old 10-30-2018, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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I'm retired military and I know plenty of people who have gamed the system.
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Old 10-30-2018, 10:16 PM
 
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I'm retired military and I know plenty of people who have gamed the system.
Significantly different than your previously quoted comment.

People will always be ****ed by the system and game the system.
Fact of life
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Old 10-31-2018, 02:58 AM
 
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Alright, OP here.

Lets NOT let this thread degenerate.

Lets keep it civil.


Thank you.

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