Some workers are now eligible for special parking privileges in NJ
Home health aides in New Jersey are now eligible for signs that give them special parking privileges when they are at work.
The yellow signs, which the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission is starting to issue, will allow employees actively providing home care to park at meters for up to 24 hours, use spaces reserved for municipal residents and ” use municipal parking lots.
âAs the population ages, more and more New Jerseyians are receiving care at home,â said Sue Fulton, chief administrator of MVC. âIt is extremely important that home health workers can park legally, safely and efficiently to provide this care. “
This decision is part of a New Jersey law passed in 2018.
“The ability to receive parking signs will not only improve parking for home health workers, but will also help improve access to care for people at home and help home health agencies recruit and retain staff, âsaid Carol Murphy, D-Burlington, who drafted and sponsored the bill.
The signs are meant to hang from a vehicle’s rearview mirror, MVC said. Employees who abuse the sign – displaying it for privileges when not at work, for example – can be fined $ 250 for a first offense.
Signs cannot be obtained from MVC by individuals. A home health business or agency should request the signs.
Each sign will display the name of a specific employee and the name of the home care service agency. Each sign costs $ 50, with a renewal fee of $ 20 every two years.
Contact reporter Dino Flammia at [email protected]
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