The disabled (OKU) parking is meant for vehicles operated by OKUs themselves as they need special requirements to get in and out of the vehicles.
While these parking spots are reserved for the disabled, an OKU man was recently slapped with an RM20 fine for parking his vehicle in one of this OKU parking.
In a viral video on TikTok, the disabled man said that it was his first time getting fined for parking in the disabled parking spot.
“I’ve got my OKU sticker on the windscreen of my vehicle and the authorities did not notice it,” the man lamented.
The local council responded
Meanwhile, the Majlis Perbandaran Kuala Langat (MPKL) explained that the OKU man was fined for not using the OKU sticker issued by the Road Transport Department (JPJ) and the Selangor government.
In a statement, the local council said the man used a different version of the OKU sticker with a blue background and an image of a wheelchair.
MPKL added that they received a report from members of the public because the sticker looked suspicious.
The local council said it noted two vehicles that used the incorrect OKU stickers on the front and back windshields during its patrol. One of them even failed to write their number plate on the stickers.
MPKL doing so to protect OKU rights
Meanwhile, MPKL said they noted several instances where normal people bought the OKU vehicle sticker online so that they could park in disabled parking spots.
“It’s our duty to take action against the vehicle owner to ensure disabled spaces aren’t abused and they are treated fairly,” the statement reads.
Nonetheless, the local council said the fine will be revoked if any affected individual can prove that they are registered as disabled with the Social Welfare Department (JKM).
It added that they can help the disabled to get the correct OKU stickers. At the same time, MPKL said the public can refer to the local authorities (PBT) in Selangor to apply for the official OKU vehicle stickers.