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Parking meters for handicapped drivers  in Washington D.C.

The District is designating more parking meters around the city for use by disabled drivers.

DC's Department of Transportation says it has begun to install 1,100 more parking meters for handicapped drivers in the city because advocates complained there weren't enough red topped meters to meet demand.

Earlier this month, DDOT installed 400 of the meters that are reserved for disabled drivers.

Handicapped drivers in the District used to be able to park for free, but the city changed that policy arguing that there were an excessive number of drivers using fake or expired handicapped placards to avoid paying for parking. This decision angered many advocates for the disabled.

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