GREENSBORO, NC-- Just recently, a 2WTK viewer had this question,
“What's the difference between the handicap license plate and the hangtag?”

According to the NC DMV there are three kinds of handicap parking options. The five year handicap placards, temporary placards (up to 6 months use) and the handicap driver plate.

Placards and plates have all the same usage. But the plates are best for disabled drivers personal use. The placard could be a better option for a caregiver who transports the person --because it can be moved from one vehicle to another.

Now, to get either one, a medical professional has to determine if you qualify. Some examples include: The inability to walk 200 feet without stopping to rest, if you’re restricted by lung disease, or cannot