|Certificate for Picking Up or Setting Down of Passengers with Disabilities in Restricted Zones|
|1.||Who is eligible for the certificate?|
|The following people with specified types of disabilities can apply for the Certificate:
(i) wheelchair users;
(ii) visually impaired persons (i.e. totally blind or severely low vision);
(iii) users of walking aids (e.g. artificial leg, crutches, and four legged walking aids); and
(iv) persons with mobility problem certified by doctors, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, or social workers.
|2.||Is a passenger with disability allowed to board and alight from a vehicle in restricted zones?|
|A passenger with disability can board and alight from a taxi, private car, private light bus or private bus in restricted zones except expressways and 24 hours restricted zones, provided that no hazard or major disruption is caused to other road users, by presenting a "Certificate for Picking Up or Setting Down of Passengers with Disabilities in Restricted Zones" to the driver.
|3.||How can a visually impaired person use the Certificate?|
|A visually impaired passenger can fill in the Certificate in Braille.
|4.||Are there any prohibitions that passengers with disabilities have to observe when boarding and alighting in restricted zones?|
|Passengers with disabilities cannot board and alight from vehicles in 24-hour restricted zones and on expressways. Besides, drivers are not allowed to wait for passengers or park their vehicles in restricted zones even if they have been given the Certificate.
|5.||How can a person with disability obtain the Certificate?|
|A person with disability can apply for the "Certificate for Picking Up or Setting Down of Passengers with Disabilities in Restricted Zones" from a rehabilitation organisation or an elderly community service centre. The applicant may contact the Hong Kong Council of Social Service at 2864 2934 for details.
|Parking Certificate for Drivers Who Carry People with Mobility Disabilities|
|1.||Who is eligible for the Parking Certificate?|
|2.||What is the Parking Certificate for?|
|It permits the holder of Parking Certificate to park his/her vehicle at the designated parking space inside government multi-storey carparks managed by Transport Department and on-street parking spaces designated for the disabled . The vehicle must be used to carry the person with mobility disabilities.
The Parking Certificate holder is not conferred with concessions which are given to drivers with disabilities. The Parking Certificate is NOT applicable to set down at restricted zones.
|3.||How can a person with disability obtain the Certificate?|
|Applicant can obtain Application Form TD544 (Rev.02/21) and Notes to Help You TD545 (Rev.02/21) from the following Licensing Offices of Transport Department or download from Transport Department internet website. Completed Application Form TD544 (Rev.02/21) may be submitted in person to the following Licensing Offices of Transport Department or by post to the Disabled Transport Section, 11/F, South Tower, West Kowloon Government Offices, 11 Hoi Ting Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon or by fax at 2673 6599.
All required supporting documents as specified in Part Four of the Application Form TD544 (Rev.02/21) must be submitted. Your application will not be considered if you fail to provide all the information as requested. If the application is approved, the Parking Certificate will be sent to the applicant by surface mail. All supporting documents submitted by the applicant will be destroyed after completion of the application procedure.
For enquiry of Parking Certificate, please contact Disabled Transport Section at 3842 5828.
|1.||What kind of fees, which are related to driving licence, vehicle licence, and motor vehicles first registration tax, could a disabled person apply for exemption?|
|According to the Road Traffic Ordinance (Chapter 374), "disabled person" means a person who is the holder of a certificate signed by or on behalf of the Director of Health or the Hospital Authority stating that such person is suffering from a permanent disease or physical disability that causes him considerable difficulty in walking. Any person who falls in the definition mentioned above may claim to be subjected to a test specified by the Commissioner as to his fitness of ability to drive a motor vehicle, in order to confirm whether the applicant shall drive only a motor vehicle of a particular construction or design. The applicant may apply for exemption from payment of the following fees:
|2.||Who is eligible for the "Disabled Person's Parking Permit"?|
|Applicant should be a disabled person holding a full driving licence, a learner's driving licence or a probationary driving licence which permits the applicant to drive the relevant vehicle of which the applicant or the applicant's spouse, where his / her spouse is also a disabled person, is the registered owner of the relevant vehicle.
For enquiry of the Disabled Person's Parking Permit, please contact Driving Services Section at 2762 9830.
|3.||I have recently developed a medical condition. What do I need to do?|
|Under Regulation 9(2A) of the Road Traffic (Driving Licences) Regulations (Chapter 374B), during the validity of your driving licence, once you become aware that you suffer from any disease or physical disability that may affect your driving of a vehicle of any such class as authorized by your driving licence to drive, you must immediately give notice in writing of such fact to the Commissioner for Transport. When giving notice to the Commissioner for Transport, please provide a medical certificate including "Supplementary Health Information Sheet for Driver Assessment" (not applicable to persons having obtained medical certificate issued by the Hospital Authority) completed by a doctor to facilitate assessment. Please call 2713 7262 for enquiry.|