SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — San Francisco is considering a major policy plan that would eliminate free parking for drivers who use disabled placards.

Abuse of the placards by able-bodied people is making it hard for handicapped drivers to find parking.

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San Francisco has 28,000 street parking spaces and more than 60,000 disabled placards.

“There is a systemic issue throughout the state…we need to address to make sure medical providers only provide these placards to people who actually have disabilities,” said Supervisor Scott Weiner.

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San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is working on a new policy. Supervisor Weiner said he’s not too keen on charging the disabled.

“We have to be careful, because there are a lot of people with disabilities who rely on these disabled parking placards,” said Weiner. “It’s really their lifeline.”

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Disabled advocate Bob Plant supports the change. “The DMV needs to do better in educating people who get a blue placard,” said Plant. “You don’t loan it to your neighbor, or your son… period.”