Europe requires it
Among the priorities of the European Strategy for Disabilities (2010-2020) there is the elimination of obstacles which forbid the full exercise of disable people’s rights andofdisabled people’s mobility, promoting the use of the European model of a card to allow people with disabilities to park their car. Based on these directives, all public administrations are required to favour policies geared to the improvement of disabled people’s ability to travel, by using new services and optimising checks by the local police.
The new SIDEM platform gives local authorities and the local police a chance to manage and control the frequent problems related to the use of expired or photocopied parking cards for disabled people, or passes which belonged to deceased people, which are sometimes used to illegally park in designated disabled car parks.
Thanks to SIDEM, movement within restricted access areas (where vehicle access isrestricted) is also guaranteed to every disabled pass holder, so they donot risk being fined.