What’s Wrong Wednesday: Accessible Parking Violation

Q: If a parking space is marked with a “van accessible” sign (which this one isn’t), is it legal for any vehicle with a accessible parking permit (this bus does not have an accessible parking permit) to park in that space, even if it’s not a van?
A: Yes, drivers with either a accessible parking placard or plate may park in any stall designated with a accessible parking sign. In Minnesota, violators are subject to a fine of up to $200.