GARDAI in Limerick have fined a motorist for parking in a wheelchair space without the proper permit.
The motorist was issued a fixed charged penalty notice for parking in the designated space in the Upper Denmark Street area of the city as part of gardai's Operation Enable.
Gardai warned: "Please think of those who actually require the designated spaces."
Under the provisions of the Road Traffic Act, the fine for misusing a disabled parking space is €80 with 28 days to pay. If unpaid in that timeframe, it increases to €120 with a further 28 days to pay.
If it still remains unpaid, court proceedings may be initiated against the registered owner of the vehicle.
The fine was highlighted by gardai via its @GardaTraffic account to raise awareness of the issue.