JOLIET, Ill. (CBS) — A warning to NASCAR fans at the Chicagoland Motor Speedway today – don’t park where you’re not supposed to park, reports WBBM’s Michele Fiore.
Secretary of State’s office spokesman Bill Bogdan says disability parking at the speedway can seem like prime real estate as those spots are paved and the general parking lot’s not.
“What happens is as people borrow the placards from their friends or family members with disabilities and take advantage of the parking space and then there is no accessible parking spaces leftover for people who truly need them,” said Bogdan.
Secretary of State Police will be monitoring the area. Anyone caught using a placard illegally faces up to a $600 fine and six month driver’s license suspension. If you see someone misusing a placard, you can file a complaint on the Secretary of State’s website, www.cyberdriveillinois.com.