Disabled Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 132 Abusers in December

January 19, 2019

 

Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 132 people misusing disabled person parking placards during 19 enforcement operations in December. Offenders had their placard confiscated and face fines that range from $250 to $1,000.

 

Since July 1, 2018, DMV investigators have verified 10,317 disabled person parking placards and found 1,013 being misused.

 

The DMV holds as many as 24 enforcement operations each month throughout the state targeted at curbing disabled person parking placard abuse.

 

Drivers Contacted is the number of people DMV investigators contacted in order to verify their disabled person parking placard.

 

Anyone who suspects a person might be misusing a disabled person placard is urged to report it using an online complaint form or by contacting a local DMV Investigations office. Submissions are confidential. It is important to note that some qualifying disabilities are not visually apparent and allegations of misuse might be unfounded.

 

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Date

City

Citations Issued

Drivers Contacted*

 

12/4
Fresno

6
75

 

12/5

Atwater
5

25


Glendale Galleria
11
85


Redwood City
5

95


Rohnert Park
4
50

 

12/6

Irvine
3
40


Los Angeles
4
12

 

12/11

Hawthorne

12
119


Ontario/Rancho Cucamonga
11

298


Oxnard

11

62

 

12/12
Oceanside

7

119


Pico Rivera
8

95


San Diego
11

145

 

12/13

Livermore
3

64

 

12/17
Bakersfield
8
85


Chula Vista
7
96


Pomona
10
75

 

12/19
Elk Grove
2
106


Marysville
4
75

Total:19 operations1321,721

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