Parking space to be reserved for pregnant women in Rzeszow (Poland)

By Sarah Martens / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
The Provincial Road Traffic Centre in Rzeszow is advocating the expansion of privileged parking places to include expectant mothers. The Centre has already developed and patented a special road sign.
The idea is to allow women who are at least 10 weeks pregnant to use privileged parking spaces which are in general designated for disabled drivers. The women will need a pregnancy card issued by a doctor. The action is aimed at managers of chain retail outlets, car parks, health centres and offices.

In accordance with Polish regulations, the Provincial Road Traffic Centre (WORD) plans to collect one thousand signatures and set up a committee. They intend to then collect 100,000 signatures and come up with a legislative initiative in order to introduce this solution in the whole state. The signatures will be collected in the shopping malls of Rzeszow.

WORD has already developed and patented a special road sign giving parking privilege to pregnant women. The signs have already been manufactured and are to be distributed among all interested parking owners. Such signs have also spontaneously appeared in various places.

Source and more information: (in Polish)

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Transport for people with reduced mobility