A disabled veteran who has a Disabled American Veteran plate now can park his or her vehicle in a handicap zone without the use of a separate handicap sign or notice in their vehicle, said Jamie Olson, a spokeswoman for the North Dakota Department of Transportation in Bismarck.
The amended legislation relating to the parking privileges for disabled veterans was approved by the North Dakota Legislature and became effective Aug. 1.
The legislation was sponsored by Sen. Ole Larsen, R-Minot, with information provided to him by Alan Waller and Max Zurcher, both of Minot.
A disabled veteran with a Disabled Veteran plate now can park in a handicap zone, as shown designated by these signs. Disabled veterans no longer need a separate handicap sign or notice in the vehicle.
Olson said the U.S. Veterans Administration determines who qualifies for the DAV plate.
According to state law, a disabled veteran who has a 100 percent disability determined by the VA is entitled to display a distinctive (DAV) license plate issued by the department for motor vehicles that they own or operate not exceeding 26,000 pounds registered gross weight. The exception is for no more than two such motor vehicles owned by a disabled veteran at any one time.
For more information about DAV plates contact the VA.