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in Toulouse, the automatic reading system for license plates is called into question by representatives of people with disabilities.

Un marquage de stationnement payant (photo - Fabrice Bolusset) © supplied by Auto Moto A paying parking marking (Photo - Fabrice Bolusset)

in Toulouse, the automatic reading system for license plates is called into question by representatives of disabled people.

Automatic reading of registration plates to establish parking offenses be questioning ? This is in any case what hopes a group of associations representing the disabled in Toulouse.

This automatic license plates reading system appeared in the city on August 16. It is an on -board equipment in cars aimed at Checking poorly parked vehicles . However, the latter has some concerns with the specificities of the subject.

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Thus, people with disabilities have the right to park for free on materialized places but also on other . Except that the system takes poorly into account this particularity and still verbalizes them regularly.

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, which is why Odile Maurin, municipal opposition councilor and president of the Handi-Social Association, announced the launch of procedures against this device . The latter "flouts the rights of people with disabilities", she explains for the Dépêche du Midi.

An appeal was therefore filed on December 15 before the administrative court. An priority question of constitutionality (to ensure that the law is valid under the terms of the Constitution) followed. All of this follows a slinging dating from 2021, during which Odile Maurin and a collective of 25 associations, were mounted in the niche against this system.

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Free free to reach for disabled motorists

disabled motorists have theoretically Several ways to avoid being verbalized . They can register on an database, but also go to a parking meter to obtain a free ticket or use certain applications. Which can become a real puzzle, as Odile Maurin explained to the Dépêche du Midi, citing the testimony of a disabled person:

"I went to the ophthalmologist on November 22 in Toulouse. Each time, I parked on a public parking space by leaving my CMI card (inclusion mobility card, note) but I received a PV. I tried to use the Park Now application but impossible to create an account."

"Take a free parking meter ticket is a bit restrictive and sometimes the parking meters are out of service. I chose to register on the database of the city of Toulouse but at the Maison de la Citizenship in Tournefeuille, nobody knew how to tell me how to do it. I am a little distraught. "

When the control of a declared vehicle for people with reduced mobility is reported, an agent must check on site if it is not usurped . Odile Maurin requires systematic visual control of the card. Emilion Esnault, elected to security, retorts that this would amount to controlling vehicles as before.

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