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Bruce D. Brovold, Fargo, Letter: Double standard for handicapped tags?

I was recently given a form to get a handicapped tag to hang on my rearview mirror from the Veterans Hospital. My doctor filled out one side and I filled out my personal information on the other side.

I was recently given a form to get a handicapped tag to hang on my rearview mirror from the Veterans Hospital. My doctor filled out one side and I filled out my personal information on the other side.

On the form, it stated that the blue handicapped tags were free. I drove from the VA out to the Department of Transportation on 45th Street South in Fargo to receive my tag. I handed my filled-out form to the clerk and she gave me my tag and said, "That will be $7." I stated that it said on the form that it was free. She informed me that if I mailed it in it would be free, but to get it from a real person the fee was $7.

The person next to me was picking up his new license plates tags. That fee was only $3 extra for picking them up at the office.

I believe that the state is taking advantage of the disadvantaged citizens for charging $7 for a free handicapped tag. Many disabled citizens live on small disability fixed incomes. Luckily, I had a $5 bill and enough quarters on me to pay for the tag. I surely could have used that money to pay for other necessities.

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