White Earth Nation

Driver's with Disabilities

When a Motor Vehicle is registered under the jurisdiction of the White Earth Reservation Department of Motor Vehicles, and is owned or primarily operated by or for a physically handicapped person, the owner may apply for and secure one parking certificate with the emblem bearing the nationally recognized handicapped symbol.

Applications must have a physician's statement verifying the applicant's eligibility.

A Physically Handicapped person means a person whom:

1. Because of disability cannot walk without significant risk of falling,

2. Because of disability cannot walk 200 feet without stopping for rest,

3. Because of disability cannot walk without the aid of another person, a walker, a cane, crutches, braces or a prosthetic device, or need a wheelchair.

4. Is restricted by a respiratory disease to such an extent that the person's forced (respiratory) expiratory volume for one second, when measured by spirometry, is less than 1 meter.

5. Has an arterial oxygen tension of less than 600 mmlhg on room air at rest

6. Uses portable oxygen, or

7. Has a cardiac condition to the extent that the person's functional limitations are classified in severity as IV according to standards set to the American Heart Association.

8. Has a terminal illness and is unable to walk a long distance for health reasons.

9. The applicant has a specific medical condition related to pregnancy that walking would aggravate to the extent that it could endanger the life or health of the person or fetus.

10. The applicant has lost an arm or leg and does not have or cannot use an artificial limb.

Handicapped parking spaces must be designated and identified by the posting of signs incorporating the international symbol of access in white on blue and indicating that the parking space is reserved for handicapped persons with vehicles displaying the required certificate.

A vehicle that properly displays the parking certificate may be parked by or for a physically handicapped person in a designated handicapped parking space.