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Part 1: Driving with a Disability

Are there any laws or regulations in your country that restrict whether people with disabilities can obtain a driving licence?

Yes, Morocco's Road Code and its implementing regulations allow people with special needs to take the test for obtaining a driving license on their own vehicle. Article 13 of the code stipulates that when the candidate for the exam forobtaining a driving license is suffering from a physicaldisability compatible with the driving of motor vehicles, thismay be compensated by a specific arrangement of thevehicle and / or by the wearing or use of a medical deviceby the driver, on the indication of the doctor who conductedthe medical examination. The medical certificates mustmention the restrictions and the specific arrangements ordevices. The driving license mentions them in accordancewith the provisions of the last paragraph of article 7 of thesame code which stipulates that If vehicles of certaincategories are specially adapted for disabled persons, thismust be indicated on the driving license concerned bysymbols fixed by the administration. these symbols aredefined in annex 6 of the decree n° 2709.10

Are there any restrictions on the type of vehicle or adaptation to controls that can be driven by a person with a disability?

Yes, Article 47 of the code stipulates that the rules for the construction, equipment and layout of vehicles lay down the technical characteristics or standards concerning, in particular special devices and fittings, such as those reserved for persons with special needs. By referring to the medical certificate that mentions the specific fittings or devices, the vehicle is modified to be adapted to the needs of the person concerned. It is compulsory for this vehicle to have a separate approval, in order to check whether these modifications are in accordance with what the medical certificate has specified, and to check its suitability for use on public roads in general.

If you have answered yes to Question 4 above, do the same restrictions apply to a person with a disability visiting your country in their own or a rented vehicle? Please give details.

No, a " transit " vehicle driven by a person with a disability visiting the country does not need to be re-licensed, but it must comply and adapt to the restrictions mentioned in his or her driver's license.

Please give details of the section responsible in your Ministry for driver licensing and vehicle adaptations for people with disabilities. Please also include any websites which give details of the official national policy.

Name of Department/Ministry: Ministry of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water

Name of section responsible: Direction of Land Transports and Logistics + National Agency for Road Safety, Driving and Vehicle Safety Department

email address for queries: contact@narsa.gov.ma

Phone number for queries: +212 (0) 537 67 90 07

website (s): http://www.equipement.gov.ma and http://www.narsa.ma

Part 2: Parking Cards for people with a disability

Does your country have a national scheme of parking concessions for people with a disability?

No

Which categories of people with a disability are eligible for the parking card?

N/A

Are there parking spaces reserved for people with a disability?

Yes

If you have answered yes, where are the reserved parking spaces?

In municipal car parks

What concessions does the parking card give people with a disability?

N/A

Are there any regions or cities in your country that do not recognise the parking card, or which have their own, different system?

N/A

Are the same concessions available to individuals with a disability visiting your country?

N/A

If you have answered yes to Question 13 above, please tell us if there is a formal system of reciprocal recognition of parking cards from other countries?

N/A

Are there minimum dimensions for the size of a parking space reserved for a person with a disability?

N/A

Please give details of the section in your ministry responsible for parking concessions for people with a disability.

N/A

Please include a link to any websites which give details of the official national policy on parking concessions for people with a disability.

The management of parking lots and parking is the responsibility of Municipalities and local development companies that are created for this purpose. It is suggested that these entities be contacted for further information.

Part 3: Hiring a car if you have a disability

Does your country have any laws which require hire car companies to make adapted vehicles available for people with disabilities to rent?

No

Where are such vehicles available?

N/A

Please give details of the section responsible in your Ministry for laws/policies on adapted hire cars.

N/A

Part 4: Further information

Please give contact details (email, phone, weblinks) for any sections or organisations which have supplied information for your response to this survey if they are not already listed.

N/A

 

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