“The proposal of raising the fine for occupying the differently-able car parks to BD500 is being studied,” this was announced by the Services Committee at the House of Representatives via their official social media accounts. 

The law which is currently in force stipulates that the penalty for occupying the differently-able car parks is only BD20. 

The explanatory memorandum for the while the new parliamentary law stated that occupying the parking spaces designated for the differently-able has become a daily “phenomenon” and that the BD20 fine did not achieve the necessary deterrence.

The explanatory note added that people with differently-able have become deprived of parking in the places designated for them which, MPs added, increased their suffering in reaching any location they desire. 

The explanatory memorandum emphasized the necessity of setting controls for violators by the General Directorate of Traffic by intensifying campaigns, especially in commercial and shopping malls.