Disabled Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 132 Abusers in December


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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