English Culture Videos

"Drivers with Disabilities"

Instructions: Watch this video and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

A person can qualify for a special parking permit if they ______.

A special license plate for the disabled costs _____.

You need to renew this special license every _____ years.

The fine for parking illegally is _____.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

What special laws exist in your city or country to meet the needs of drivers with disabilities? Choose two countries, cities, or areas in different parts of the world and use the Internet to research this topic.

Video Script

Hi, I'm Randall, and I think in many parts of the world including here in the United States and Utah, there's a great effort to provide spots, you can see behind me, that are designated for drivers with disabilities.

And here in Utah, to demonstrate that you have a disability could include several things, including number one, that you cannot walk 200 feet without a rest, you have certain health conditions, or you require a cane, a crutch, or a wheelchair to get around.

And the cost of such a permit or license plate is $15 beyond the normal fee, it's renewable every two years, and if you park illegally in a spot that you're not supposed to be, the fine is around $125, so just be careful and obey this law.