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Fury over diplomat's illegal parking stirs debate

Outcry grows as photo emerges of diplomat's car in disabled spot

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A photo capturing a diplomat's vehicle parked in a disabled parking space has ignited a debate in Cyprus over parking violations and penalties. Dimitris Lambrianides, the President of the Cyprus Paraplegics Organization, shared the image on social media, drawing attention to the issue.

Lambrianides took to his personal social media account to express dismay, highlighting the irony of diplomats flouting parking regulations while some lawmakers resist increasing fines for illegal parking in disabled spaces.

Currently, the fine for parking in a disabled space without authorization stands at 300 euros. However, discussions within the Transport Committee are underway to raise the penalty to 500 euros.

The incident has reignited calls for stricter enforcement of parking regulations and greater accountability for violators, especially in spaces designated for individuals with disabilities.

As the debate unfolds, advocates emphasize the importance of ensuring accessible parking for those who need it most and urge authorities to take decisive action against parking violations to uphold the rights of disabled individuals.

[Information from 24News]

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