May 24, 2017 at 11:19 AM
When you visit a car park and see the DPA Certified Mark you can trust that it has been audited and that it will be accessible to disabled motorists. Some car parks show on their signage that they're accessible, or they may have a different accreditation, but the only way to be completely sure that a car park will meet your accessibility needs is when you see the DPA Certification displayed.
Disabled Motoring UK aim to standardise council owned and private car parks with the Certification Mark. Over 450 car parks (both council owned and private) have been awarded with the DPA so far.
To qualify for the DPA car parks must have:
- *Accessible bays which are at least 2400mm x 4800mm with a 1200mm wide safety zone marked out.
- *Bays will be monitored to ensure that they are not being used by people who do not have a disability
- *Clear signage
- *Access around the car park
- *Good lighting
- *Easy entry
- *Accessible payment machines
- *Alternative payment methods