A Virginia lawmaker is leading a new effort to give some Virginia doctors a power that's currently held by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
State Sen. Tom Garrett (R-District 22, Lynchburg) introduced a bill (read here) that would allow physicians to give patients short-term disabled parking placards, provided their ability to walk is limited or impaired.
Currently, the placards have to be obtained at a DMV office.
"I just think the system could be more user-friendly," Garrett told the Washington Examiner. "I've heard more than one story from people detailing how they had just broken their leg and the process of getting the handicapped placard was -- no pun intended -- very painful."
Garrett's bill would allow doctors to issue a parking card for a period of no longer than 90 days.