Handicap Parking - California
California Handicap Parking Regulations
California Handicap Parking regulations are in fact quite different than those in most other states
Most property owners around the country are aware of the importance of the regulations established by the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, known as the ADA. In fact, these rules were enacted to provide safe and identifiable entrances and exits into buildings, offices or areas throughout structures and parking lots to guide those who suffer from disabilities. Currently, not all property owners fully conform with the standards set forth by the ADA act, which is unfortunately quite common here in California. In response, however, citizens can file suit against any public establishment that does not adequately offer proper ADA signage or relevant California Handicap parking signs.
California Altered the State's Specifications for the R100B and R99C Signs in 2008
In 2008, California altered the regulations for series R99 signs which represent handicapped parking spaces and R100B signs, which indicate handicap tow-away zones. As outlined by these specifications, public establishments throughout the state are now required by law to display these signs in their parking lots. Although these changes may seem relatively insignificant, the implications for business and property owners can be quite severe. Violating these new regulations can lead to a fine of up to $4000 for non-compliance. Evidently, handicap parking signs that meet these ADA standards are essential in avoiding hefty fines or penalties.
Choosing the Correct California Handicap Parking Signs for Your Needs
Often, choosing the correct CA handicap parking signs for your specific property can be quite a difficult and confusing process. The California disabled parking sign R99C is one example of the signs that you need to display, and it contains a pictogram of a person in a wheelchair with the statement 'PARKING ONLY' on it along with the warning of a 'MINIMUM FINE $250' on it. Actually, the pictogram is called the International Symbol of Accessibility or the ISA. Vehicle drivers will require an official, handicapped placard or license to park in these allotted spaces. Refer to the CVC2251.9, CVC2251.8 and CVC2251.7 California regulations to learn additional facts about the state's laws on handicap parking signs and spaces. Each statute explains the regulations in detail to enable you to understand clearly the California requirement for disabled parking spaces that were present in 2008 or renovated since that time.
Additionally, some ADA regulations may require your property to display a R7-8B sign which features the text ‘VAN ACCESSIBLE’. These signs indicate spaces which are reserved or designated for vans with lifts for wheelchairs, ensuring equal access to your property for those with disabilities. Another sign which is often required in parking lots is the R100B sign which prohibits ineligible drivers from utilizing designated handicap parking spaces under the penalty of towing their vehicle. Generally, these signs also feature relevant information about how they can reclaim their vehicle if they are towed. In summary, using these signs not only puts your business or property in compliance with ADA legislation but can protect you against expensive lawsuit as well.
Our Company Uses Quality Materials to Manufacture California Handicap Parking Signage That Adheres to All of the State's ADA Specifications
STOPSignsAndMore manufactures a full line of California handicap parking signs in our California facilities, according to this state's unique specifications for ADA compliance. In addition, we use only quality, rust-resistant, heavy-gauge aluminum along with 3M's fade-proof inks and reflective sheeting in these handicap parking signs. Together, these materials allow the signs to last for at least, seven years without unsightly fading. If you wish to increase the lifespan of your signs further, you can request the addition of 3M's Protective Overlay Film that better enables the signs to stand up to weathering and vandalism.