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Handicap Parking - National Signs

Post Handicap Parking Signs to Comply With Relevant ADA Regulations

Today, handicapped people belong to the largest minority group that this country has, and they include a wide range of age brackets, races, economic levels and backgrounds. Many of these 54 million disabled people are between 18 years of age and 64 years of age. For this reason, a wide range of public, retail and business facilities want to make their properties easily accessible for this segment of the population. One way to accomplish this is to post Handicap Signage to reserve special parking spaces for disabled drivers or vehicle passengers. While most of the states turn to the R7-8 model of the Federal Approved Parking Signs for this purpose, others come you with their own unique versions.

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Facts about the Federal R7-8 Disabled Parking Signs

These signs are available in two different models. One measures 12 x 18 and is specifically for reserving a space for a vehicle with a disabled passenger or driver. The other model of this sign measures 12 x 6 and is only for reserving a disabled space that has van accessibility. The Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices or the MUTCD mandates specifications for these handicapped parking signs. STOPSignsAndMore.com manufactures all our Federal Approved Signs or MUTCD Compliant Disabled Parking Signage using the rules set forth in this manual in a precision manner. The rules cover images, overall sign sizes, letter height, colors, materials and the types of fonts that the signs need to include.

The States That Use the R7-8 Federal Approved Parking Signs

Refer to the list below to discover which states utilize the R7-8 handicapped parking signs:

  • Alaska
  • Alabama
  • Delaware
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Montana
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • New Mexico
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • Rhode Island
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Dakota
  • South Carolina
  • Utah
  • Texas
  • Wyoming
  • Vermont


Information About the Law That Pertains to the Disabled Parking Signs

The Americans with Disabilities Act or the ADA that was enacted in 1990 is the law that dictates that it is illegal to discriminate against those who suffer with disabilities. Posting Handicap Parking Signage to reserve specific spaces for vehicle passengers or drivers who are disabled is one way to comply with this law. Also, there are specific signs for the inclusion in the interior of public buildings for further compliance with these laws. In spite of the fact that is has been 29 years since the enactment of the ADA, many retail, business and other public buildings still fail to adhere to its regulations. Some states, including California, allow handicapped individuals to file a lawsuit against an establishment that fails to comply with all relevant ADA regulations, which can lead to monetary rewards, and legal fines and fees. MUTCD Compliant Disabled Parking Signage helps public organizations, businesses, retail stores, medical buildings, churches and even educational facilities to reserve certain parking spaces for individuals with disabled or handicapped parking permits. Also, this signage is visual proof of their adherence to the federal and state ADA regulations.

Buy Only State and Federal Approved Parking Signage

In our facilities here in California, we manufacture all of our disabled parking signage according to the stringent specifications set forth in the MUTCD, whether they are the Federal R7-8 styles or state-specific styles of these signs. Also, we use such American materials as durable aluminum, 3M reflective sheeting and 3M fade-proof inks in our signs. Due to this fact and our quality workmanship, our handicapped signs last for at least seven years in all types of weather and environmental conditions without fading. You can double this lifespan by requesting the addition of the 3M Protective Overlay Film or the POF. This laminate film helps you remove marks of vandalism, such as graffiti and stickers, without the need of abrasive tools or substances.

As a convenience, we pre-drill mounting holes in these signs to make installation easier. Our company drills one hole in the top center and another one in the bottom center. The placement of these holes matches up with all our mounting posts.

Browse through our website to find the ideal Handicap Parking Signage for your location to ensure that it complies with all pertinent ADA regulations. In the event that you cannot find stock options to suit your needs, just request custom versions from us that we will construct according to your unique specifications and preferences. Contact us if you have any questions.

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